The following statements have been issued by the State Medical Advisor for the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.
The FDA has further extended the expiration dates of DuoDote to 2 years beyond the manufacturer’s expiration date. For more information: http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm376367.htm .
The Kentucky Board of EMS is currently aware of the drug shortage of D50. The following substitutions may be used.
The typical adult dose is 25 grams of glucose, given as 50 ml. of 50% dextrose solution (500 mg. of dextrose per ml.).
In any situation where D50 would be used, as specified in the Statewide Treatment Protocols, ambulance services may use any of the following acceptable substitutions:
Printable Statement on Dextrose
Click on the documents below for guidance regarding the national shortage of IV Normal Saline, and alternatives.
Please use the links below to find updated information on the national shortage of IV Normal Saline: