Refrigerate vs non-refrigerated IVs

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Gregory Mak
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Refrigerate vs non-refrigerated IVs


Wondering what other organizations have used as their standard practice.

When delivering medications to nursing units, my organization places all compounded and premix IVs in the refrigerator by default, unless indicated by package insert that it cannot be refrigerated. In those cases, we will place a do not refrigerate sticker and place in a bin in the med room.

Do other organizations follow this practice, or do they perhaps do the opposite where all IVs are placed in non-refrigerated storage unless otherwise indicated to refrigerate?

Are there any organizations that have evaluated this on a drug by drug basis?