Patient Safety Alert: Potassium Solutions

National Patient Safety Agency
London, UK

 

Potassium chloride concentrate solution can be fatal if given inappropriately. This patient safety alert, issued to all pharmacists in the UK’s National Health Service, specifies actions regarding the storage, preparation, and prescription of potassium solutions, to reduce the risk to patients from errors occurring during intravenous administration of potassium solutions.

 

Directions

Read this Patient Safety Alert to learn more about the action items your organization should take to decrease the risk to patients from errors occurring during intravenous administration of potassium solutions.

 

Related Measures

Percent of Patients Receiving a Specific High-Risk Medication with a Related Adverse Drug Event

 
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