more focus on avoiding mishaps with oral potassium chloride (Klor-Con, K-TAB, Slow-K, etc) Rxs

A fatal med error will put more focus on avoiding mishaps with oral potassium chloride (Klor-Con, K-TAB, Slow-K, etc) Rxs.

In the most recent error, a patient got a 10-fold overdose... 80 mEq of potassium chloride instead of 8 mEq.

Potassium affects the heart in a big way. In fact, potassium is part of the cocktail used for lethal injection executions.

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