Pretty soon we will be boiling water and putting salt and sugar in the bags ourselves like some third world country.
Shortage on IV fluids
Earlier this week, I was talking to a collegue in the hospital where I work
and he stated that their was a shortage of Normal Saline nationwide. Then
by Wed our dept got the official word of it. I am a nurse anesthetist who
works in the operating room the majority of time -when I am not up in OB
doing c-section in Georgia. We were kind of puzzled at this informaion
because the next iv fluid will be Lactated Ringers which is another common
In my time as an RN/EMT of 12yrs and now anesthetist for 8 yrs- I have
never heard of this. The occasional drug shortage is common-but basic iv
fluids are not.
Thanks again for all the good information that you, V, Tom Horn and the
Haggamans share with the rest of us.
Jan 25, 2014