Atropine, epinephrine, and lidocaine can be stored at temperatures of up to 84.1 °F (28.9 °C) for up to 45 days and tolerate temperature spikes of up to 125 °F (51.7°C) for a cumulative time of 795 minutes (13.25 hours) without undergoing degradation.
Captain James A. Reed, Janet Y. Aiso, Pharm.D., M.B.A., Alfred Chin, Pharm.D., and the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy Advanced Cardiac Life Support Drug Stability Study Group members are acknowledged for contributing to this paper.
Presented at the Western States Residency Preceptors Conference, Pacific Grove, CA, May 21-22, 2003.Reprint Address
Address correspondence to Dr. Gill at the Laboratory for Clinical Pharmacy Research, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, 1985 Zonal Avenue #208A, Los Angeles, CA 90033.
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