The MgSO4 Shortage: Now We Know Why …

Click Image to View Drug Shortages Listed on the Site … Was it Real ? UPDATE ! Yeah …  It was. Click image to view source article … Nurse spotted mold-tainted drugs right away, hospital says By JoNel Aleccia, Senior Writer, NBC News A sharp-eyed nurse at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut is being credited […]

HELP ! Potassium Acetate as a work-around for KCL Shortage ?

Editors Note: Have any of you out there ever used or considered using Potassium Acetate as a work around for KCL Shortage? I personally have zero experience with it- but the thought had crossed my mind in light of the current situation.  I saw this post from Jim Patterson, CCP on Perflist and asked him […]

KCL Shortage UPDATE

Most Recent Resupply Dates 2 mEq/mL; 20 mL vial (NDC 0409-6653-05) (Standard) Next delivery June 10 mEq/100 mL (NDC 00409-7074-26) Ample supplies available to meet market demand. 10 mEq/50 mL (NDC 00409-7075-14) Ample supplies available to meet market demand. 20 mEq/100 mL, (NDC00409-7075-26) Ample supplies available to meet market demand. 20 mEq/50 mL (NDC 00409-7077-14) […]

KCL Shortage ? FYI ( Yeah There Is … )

Is it Real ? UPDATE ! Yeah …  It is. I was just informed we have enough at one of our hospitals for 16 cases… Any suggestions on resources ??? More Recent Resupply Dates 2 mEq/mL; 20 mL vial (NDC 0409-6653-05) (Standard) Next delivery June 10 mEq/100 mL (NDC 00409-7074-26) Ample supplies available to meet […]

Are Drug Shortages the New Status Quo ?

Click above to view source article Editors Note: A List of articles on Perfusion related Med Shortages Below: Protamine MgSO4 Amicar NaHCO3 KCl WASHINGTON — At the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, pharmacists are using old-fashioned paper spreadsheets to track their stock of drugs in short supply – a task that takes several hours each day. […]

And Now… Amicar ?

Another Questionable Availability Issue… (Click Image to View Source) I would get on top of this as soon as possible.  Amicar is a generic yet essential part of life if conducting Cardiopulmonary Bypass. 1st Protamine Then Magnesium Sulfate Now Epsilon Aminocaproic Acid (EACA  aka Amicar) Is there a common denominator?  Hospira Inc ….Click Image to […]

Protamine Shortage: Update

Update …  You can add MgSO4 to that list … “Labor & Delivery would be a good ancillary source for MgSO4 if you use it in your cardioplegia or otherwise.“ Steve Sutton, LP, CCP Some updates on why some Hospitals are running short on Protamine supplies. Heads up and thanks to Mr. Steve Sutton, LP, […]

Protamine Shortage?

Is There a Problem? I just saw read a sign on “The Board” in our O.R. saying that the next shipment of Protamine for us wasn’t due until September 21 or something like that. Here in West Texas we are hearing of a protamine shortage in the area?  Is this a local  issue or a […]