The Intensive Care Society supports the adoption of standard concentrations and endorses the recommendations of a multi-professional group who have published a list of concentrations with wide acceptance by critical care for this purpose.
Standardising concentrations represents a significant step towards improving both patient safety and efficient use of resources within critical care. It also facilitates the production of a national injectables guide to provide the end user with the information necessary to safely administer such medications.
The adoption of these is recommended, not mandated. It is anticipated that pharmaceutical manufacturers will begin to prepare ready to use and ready to administer products based on this list.