Safety of Compounded Calcium Chloride Admixtures for Peripheral Intravenous Administration in the Setting of a Calcium Gluconate Shortage

@article{Anger2014SafetyOC,
  title={Safety of Compounded Calcium Chloride Admixtures for Peripheral Intravenous Administration in the Setting of a Calcium Gluconate Shortage},
  author={Kevin E. Anger and Caryn D Belisle and Megan B Colwell and Robert Dannemiller and Burhan Alawadhi and Alex Wilkocki and Paul M. Szumita},
  journal={Journal of Pharmacy Practice},
  year={2014},
  volume={27},
  pages={474 - 477}
}
Calcium gluconate is preferred over calcium chloride for intravenous (IV) repletion of calcium deficiencies in the inpatient setting. In the setting of a national shortage of IV calcium gluconate, our institution implemented a compounded calcium chloride admixture for IV administration. The objective of this analysis is to evaluate the peripheral infusion site safety of compounded IV calcium chloride admixtures in adult inpatients. A total of 222 patients, encompassing 224 inpatient admissions… 

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