Be Ready to Help Conserve IV Fluids During Shortages
Help your hospital think outside the box to further conserve large- and small-volume IV fluids during shortages.
Manufacturing of IV fluids in Puerto Rican facilities was halted by Hurricane Maria. FDA is working on the problem. But shortages continue for key fluids...such as normal saline, D5W, and Lactated Ringer's.
Expect alternatives for IV infusion meds. For example, many hospitals are switching to IV push antibiotics.