Looking for some guidance on how to handle electrolytes and high alert policies. Currently IV electrolytes are considered high alert for our pediatric patients, however we are trying to figure out how to best handle other situations that may be considered high alert, in particular concentrated electrolytes.
Does your institution consider electrolytes high alert? or certain types of electrolytes high alert? Have you created any specific guidance or policies surrounding the use of concentrated electrolytes? Some of the guidance is mostly pharmacy related - how/what is dispensed (never conc KCl or Mag Sulfate), where it is stored, handled etc. We are reviewing our concentrated Mag Sulfate process now. Have others created pharmacy only policies that contain these types of medications?
Thanks and appreciate feedback, policy sharing etc!