Dantrolene Stock Levels

It is mandatory for dantrolene to be stocked on every site where general anaesthesia is administered.

The actual quantity of dantrolene stocked depends on the maximum weight of patients treated at any location. Sufficient stock of Dantrolene should be stored to treat the heaviest patients managed in a particular location. Our recommendations are as follows:

At least 2.5 mg/Kg of dantrolene should be available within five minutes of every location where general anaesthesia is administered.

At least a further 3 mg/Kg of dantrolene should be available within 20 minutes of each location where general anaesthesia is administered.

At least a further 8 mg/Kg of dantrolene should be available within 60 minutes of each location where general anaesthesia is administered.

LOCATION

STOCK LEVEL

1ST LINE RESERVE STOCK LOCATION

2ND LINE RESERVE STOCK LOCATION

Teaching Hospital 1
Emergency Department (B Wing) 1 box (12 vials) B Wing theatres A Wing theatre suite
A Wing theatre suite (8 theatres) 4 boxes (48 vials) B Wing theatres Emergency Department
A wing paediatric theatres (2 theatres) 1 box (12 vials) A Wing theatre suite B Wing theatres
Day Surgery Unit (3 theatres) 1 box (12 vials) B Wing theatres A Wing theatre suite
Obstetric theatres D Wing (2 theatres) 1 box (12 vials) B Wing theatres A Wing theatre suite
B Wing theatres (16 theatres) 4 boxes (48 vials) A Wing theatre suite Emergency Department
C Wing Theatres (2 theatres) 1 box (12 vials) B Wing theatres A Wing theatre suite
Psychiatric Wing (ECT suite) 1 box (12 vials) A Wing theatre suite B Wing theatres
Pharmacy Department 1 box (12 vials) Hospital 2 Hospital 3

If dantrolene is used at any location the pharmacy department should be notified immediately to ensure stocks are replenished.

Whenever local dantrolene supplies have been used, elective surgery should be delayed until stocks  are replenished.

 

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