What’s up with IV 0.9% Saline Solution?

A year ago, there was a shortage of large volume (1000mL) IV solutions that included 0.9% NaCL and other IV fluids. Read my blog post here. This year isn’t any better. A new set of issues related to IV saline solution and other IV fluids have surfaced. 1. Simulated Saline IV fluids were mistakenly given…

Large Volume IV Solution Shortages

It just doesn’t seem right that the national crisis with “drug shortages” would include ┬álarge volume (1000mL) IV solutions we commonly administer to our patients: 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection 0.45% Sodium Chloride Injection Lactated Ringer’s Injection 5% Dextrose Injection   But the reality is there is a shortage, IV saline solution, in particular is on…