Magnesium sulfate IM

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Amaris Fuentes
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Magnesium sulfate IM

Good afternoon everyone -

Women's Health services has contacted me regarding the possibility of offering IM magnesium sulfate for pre-eclampsia management in the event we are unable to obtain IV access for infusion. It has been noted that it would be reserved for exceptional cases but have a number of concerns given the concentrated electrolyte administration. If any institutions provide this pathway, can you share practices with dispensing and safeguards for administration of the therapy?