Bye, Bye, Bicarb: A Review on Controversial Uses of Sodium Bicarbonate

Rochester, NY US
June 2, 2021

Sodium bicarbonate is a medication used in a variety of disease states. Recommendations on the use of sodium bicarbonate have changed over the years with new study findings being published. This session will review the appropriate uses of sodium bicarbonate based on the most current literature. This is important to review as the recommendations vary depending on the disease state.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Recognize the risk versus benefit in administering sodium bicarbonate
  2. Evaluate literature surrounding sodium bicarbonate use in cardiac arrest, diabetic ketoacidosis and sepsis/septic shock
  3. Recommend when to add or omit sodium bicarbonate in a medication regiment

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Identify the different formulations of sodium bicarbonate

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/02/2021 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
06/02/2021 - 8:00am CDT
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642
United States
Planning committee members
Linda Thomas, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Residency Coordinator
University of Rochester Medical Center
Jenna Clark, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Medical ICU
University of Rochester Medical Center
Course reviewer
James Lichauer, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
PI Program Director, Pharmacy
Vizient, Inc.
Kristen Poteat, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
University of Rochester Medical Center
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and University of Rochester Medical Center.  Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-145-L04-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-145-L04-T

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
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