How to prepare 0.45 NaCl IVFluid?

  1. I know that there are no commercially available 0.45 NaCl, so Out of curiosity, Does anybody has experience, or has knowledge how to prepare 0.45 NaCl? Thanks.
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  3. by   Fiona59
    It exists. I've spiked a bag of half NS
  4. by   CelticGoddess
    Of course there is commercially prepared .45 NS. I've hung it several times. That and .45NS with D5
  5. by   Guy in Babyland
  6. by   Wuzzie
    OP are you referring to the current shortage of certain IV fluids?
  7. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from Wuzzie
    OP are you referring to the current shortage of certain IV fluids?
    0.45% NaCl = equal parts sterile water and 0.9% NaCl. It's referred to as 'half normal' because it is half the concentration of 'normal' saline.

    Now that I think about it, "Half Normal" would be a good name for a band.
  8. by   Wuzzie
    Too bad there's a shortage of both.
  9. by   Orion81RN
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    0.45% NaCl = equal parts sterile water and 0.9% NaCl. It's referred to as 'half normal' because it is half the concentration of 'normal' saline.

    Now that I think about it, "Half Normal" would be a good name for a band.
    It would be a good username for me LOL
  10. by   wondern
    Is there a shortage of that? I've never heard of such. It's a very common IV fluid as a matter of fact.
  11. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from wondern
    Is there a shortage of that? I've never heard of such. It's a very common IV fluid as a matter of fact.
    There's a shortage of just about everything. The largest manufacturer of IV fluids, Baxter, is located in Puerto Rico and was heavily damaged by the last hurricane. Many of their product lines are still down and the ones that are up are not at capacity yet.
  12. by   Here.I.Stand
    Are you not in the US? 0.45% NaCl is widely available.

    That said, ALL IV fluids not stocked on our floor are mixed by pharmacy.
  13. by   Fiona59
    Quote from Here.I.Stand
    Are you not in the US? 0.45% NaCl is widely available.

    That said, ALL IV fluids not stocked on our floor are mixed by pharmacy.
    Check his posting history. I'm not sure where in the world s/he is
  14. by   TriciaJ
    While working telephone triage at a university student health clinic, I once received a call asking how to make your own sterile saline for injection. The young man would not provide his name or student ID number and would not tell me what he wanted it for. He seemed rather put out that I would not tell him how to go about it. Queries like this raise my hackles.
    Last edit by TriciaJ on Mar 18 : Reason: typo

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