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Category: Pharmacology

Drug Shortages Alert: Electrolyte Medication Shortages (January 2018)

The Drug Shortage Task Force provides information on the safe and consistent management of drug shortages as well as on additional resources and strategies.  

Drug Shortages Alert: Intravenous (IV) Sodium Bicarbonate (November 2017)

Intravenous (IV) sodium bicarbonate syringes and vials have previously and sporadically been affected by shortages due to manufacturer discontinuation and/or increased demand. More details can be found here: http://www.ashp.org/shortages. In addition to this brief summary, the...

Drug Shortage Alert: Alternative Medications for Procedural Sedation (October 2017)

Medications frequently used for procedural sedation are currently being affected by shortages due to manufacturer discontinuation and/or increased demand. These alternative medication recommendations can be considered when a drug shortage arises within a particular class of me...

Drug Shortage Alert: Fosphenytoin (October 2017)

This summary provides information in the event of a fosphenytoin shortage and its impact on adult and pediatric patients, providing management strategies, pharmacotherapeutic considerations, and safety considerations. The recommendations provided are based on a combination of ...

Drug Shortage Alert: Web Resources (May 2017)

To formulate and implement alternative plans in the face of drug shortages in the intensive care unit, timely and accurate information on drug supply is critical. Because the status of a drug shortage can change rapidly and information exists in multiple areas, the Society of ...

Drug Shortage Alert: General Considerations (December 2012)

This drug shortage alert is designed to assist the multiprofessional team with implementing a consistent and safe approach to managing drug shortages by highlighting key strategic planning considerations.

Drug Shortage Alert: Intravenous Loop Diuretics (November 2012)

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Drug Shortage Task Force has identified a shortage leading to variable availability of intravenous loop diuretics, including bumetanide, furosemide, and torsemide. The task force has recommended management strategies, outlined alt...

Analgesia, Sedation, Neuromuscular Blockade

This is a presentation from the 2016 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Pediatric (MCCRC) on Analgesia, Sedation, Neuromuscular Blockade  

Pharmacology: Five Things You Need to Know

This is a presentation from the 2016 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Pediatric (MCCRC) on Pharmacology.   

Poisons and Toxidromes

This is a presentation from the 2016 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Pediatric (MCCRC) on  Poisons and Toxidromes

Evaluation and Management of the Poisoned Child

This is a presentation from the 2016 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Pediatric (MCCRC) on the  Evaluation and Management of the Poisoned Child

Sedation and Analgesia: Practical Drug Selection and Pharmacology

This is a presentation from the 2016 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on  Sedation and Analgesia  

Drug Overdoses

This is a presentation from the 2016 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on  Drug Overdoses

Delirium in the ICU: Causes and Management

T his is a presentation from the 2016 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on  Delirium in the ICU

Drug Withdrawal Syndromes: Managing Our Drugs or Theirs

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care titled, "Drug Withdrawal Syndromes: Managing Our Drugs or Theirs"

Drug Shortages: Safety of Antiepileptics During Drug Shortages

This article was first published in the June 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages. 

Drug Shortages: Communicating With Patients and Families About the Need for Alternative Drug Therapies

This article was first published in the December 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

Drug Shortages: Leveraging IT Solutions to Improve Outcomes during Critical Drug Shortages

This article was first published in the December 2015 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages. ​

Drug Shortages: A “Basic” Reality: Managing Sodium Bicarbonate and Acetate Shortages

This article was first published in the December 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

Drug Shortages: SCCM Participates in National Summit on Drug Shortages

This article was first published in the February 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.