Hypertonic saline

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Diane Simko
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Hypertonic saline

Hello all,

One location of our organization is a standalone ED. We recently had a need to administer hypertonic saline but do not store that product in patient care areas, we always supply from pharmacy as patient-specific volume (as part of our high risk policy risk reduction strategies). How do other organizations handle this product for this type of location? Do you allow a premix bag to be stocked in an ADC knowing there is a the potential for the wrong amount to be infused? We currently do not have pump-interop.

Thank you!