National Shortage of Normal Saline
0Jan 9, '14 by madwife2002, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorHow is this shortage of Normal Saline going to effect your facilities?
I hear that Baxter may have production levels back to normal on the 17th January? This has the potential to be detrimental to our dialysis patients.
Fresenius are also experiencing a shortage of saline
Are your facilities making back up plans?
I hear that hospitals will be effected too!
Some of the units I work with use a vast amount of Normal saline per day
What I want to know is how are these 'drugs' in short supply?
Normal Saline, seriously how can this happen!
0Jan 9, '14 by Erikadawn RNI heard that it was a shortage also. When I orde a few cases I was only sent 2 cases. I don't think they understand that in dialysis we can't run with out saline. Luckily I was working at a small hospital,, and I just 'borrowed' of the units until I got my shipment. I know this wouldn't be possible in other hospitals.