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 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)
Ample supplies available to meet market demand.
40 mEq/100 mL(NDC 00409-7077-26) Ample supplies available to meet market demand.

Editors Note:

With 2 mEq Being our standard concentration (@ our institutions)–  Here is a break down on how to work with what’s available:

the 20 mEq/50 ml solution seems the best bet:  (0.4 mEq/ml- or 1/5 strength)

So adding 100 cc to a 400 ml NSS bag would give you roughly the 80 mEq / L concentration we use for a 4:1 Blood to Crystalloid (High dose primary KCL) cardioplegia delivery.

And adding 25 cc to a 475 ml NSS bag would give you roughly the 20 mEq / L concentration we use for a 4:1 Blood to Crystalloid (Low dose primary KCL) cardioplegia delivery.

(I know these are ONLY approximate concentration values)

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