COVID-19 Medicines Optimisation: Information and resources

Terlipressin products: ambient stability during COVID-19

30 April 2020This page gives ambient stability information for Terlipressin products during COVID-19.  Information here should be used in conjunction with our general advice. Terlipressin 1mg/5ml solution…

Atracurium products: ambient stability during COVID-19

30 April 2020This page gives ambient stability information for Atracurium products during COVID-19.  Information here should be used in conjunction with our general advice. Atracurium besilate 250mg/25ml…

Cisatracurium products: ambient stability during COVID-19

30 April 2020This page gives ambient stability information for Cisatracurium products during COVID-19.  Information here should be used in conjunction with our general advice. Cisatracurium besilate 20mg/10ml…

Rocuronium products: ambient stability during COVID-19

30 April 2020This page gives ambient stability information for Rocuronium products during COVID-19.  Information here should be used in conjunction with our general advice. Rocuronium bromide 100mg/10ml…

Argipressin products: ambient stability during COVID-19

30 April 2020This page gives ambient stability information for Argipressin products during COVID-19.  Information here should be used in conjunction with our general advice. Argipressin 20units/1ml solution…

Ambient storage of refrigerated ITU medicines during Covid-19

30 April 2020Several injectable medicines used in ITU during COVID-19 require storage in a refrigerator.  Where product licences require this, the text: “Store in a refrigerator (2°-8°C).…

Preparation of injectable medicines at the ITU bedside and COVID-19: quick reference guides

17 April 2020Staff working in ICU during the Covid-19 emergency may need to prepare unfamiliar injectable medicines at the patient’s bedside. The set of cards has been…

Options for the Provision of Ready to Administer IVs to Support Clinical Areas – COVID-19

16 April 2020The Covid-19 crisis has generated an unprecedented demand for injectable medicines in ICU’s. These medicines are routinely prepared and administered by nursing staff, but the…

Administration of depot antipsychotic injections during COVID-19 in stable adult patients

16 April 2020General guidance on medicines management of mental health patients during COVID-19 is available from The Royal College of Psychiatrists. This page gives advice on the…

Supporting CHS pharmacy teams in responding to COVID-19

21 April 2020We held a webinar aimed at CHS pharmacy teams (pharmacists and pharmacy technicians). Subject: Supporting CHS pharmacy teams in responding to COVID-19 Date: Tuesday 21…