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Topic: Medication
Publication Type: Operational Circular
Single or Multiple Incident: multiple
Date: 7/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
Country: Australia
Organization: Western Australia Department of Health (Australia)

"This policy aims to reduce life threatening patient harm associated with the use of intravenous potassium. The policy specifies the type of IV potassium products to be used, where and how they must be stored, prescribed, along with maximum concentrations and maximum hourly IV rates. Emphasis is on the use of pre-mixed solutions whenever possible. Only the mandatory requirements are reproduced in this summary."

Additional Details

Medication/Gas/Fluid:
"potassium chloride for injection concentrate, potassium chloride for injection, potassium acetate, glucose, isotonic saline, "
Medication/IV List:
potassium chloride for injection concentrate


Policy for use of Intravenous Potassium Chloride