Drug Shortage at Carillion Stonewall Jackson Hospital / Temporary Change to Cefazolin Administration – Effective 4/4/2018

The Carillion Stonewall Jackson Hospital Pharmacy notified the Council of multiple medication shortages that will affect CSEMS Drug Boxes stocked there.

Additionally, due to multiple shortages at hospital pharmacies within the region, particularly involving fluids, regional medical direction is advising a temporary change in the administration of cefazolin from an infusion to an IV push bolus.

Click here to download the memo explaining current medication shortages, as well as directions for cefazolin IV push bolus administration.