Anesthetics

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 37

This week on the pod we look at results from a COVID-19 prevention trial of hydroxychloroquine; A vaccine arrival date prediction by Dr Fauci; A FDA notification regarding vial caps; A look into prescription patterns during COVID-19; And an antibody treatment trial begins.

ASHP: Critical Meds Needed for Ventilating COVID-19 Patients in Short Supply

The ASHP warned that medications such as opioids, (eg, fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone), sedatives (eg, midazolam, propofol), and paralytics (eg, pancuronium, rocuronium, succinylcholine), which must be administered concomitantly with mechanical ventilation, are already in or will likely be in shortage as the demand for these drugs to treat critically ill patients outpaces supply.