How much does a bag of fluids cost? - page 2

by kk2021

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Hey everyone! Hopefully someone can help me with this question. My school is required us to buy these mysterious bags for sim lab. I am a senior, and this is brand new. The bags are zip-tied and once opened, cannot be returned to... Read More


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    We had almost the same exact deal only it cost like $150 and it had a couple more things in it. I barely touched any of it. We felt extremely ripped off too. And by our school no less.
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    Quote from ORoxyO
    We had almost the same exact deal only it cost like $150 and it had a couple more things in it. I barely touched any of it. We felt extremely ripped off too. And by our school no less.
    WOW.

    That sucks- but really, you KNOW they just annihilate you on your textbooks, it's not too surprising that they super-extra-upcharge your IV supplies.

    When we were doing IV's as medics, they just gave us handfuls of catheters, and a few bags of fluids. Everyone was probably extremely well hydrated. ^_^
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    We actually have to purchase all of our lab supplies. A bag that comes with everything we will need for all of our nursing labs is about $200. We get those 3 items you mentioned (plus a whole lot more) in our bag though. Maybe the school is just trying to make a quick buck....
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    Wow, you got hosed! Bookstores are great for doing that. :angry: They just made so much profit on you guys its ridiculous. I did a small research paper on profit margins in college bookstores and it's astounding how much a school makes in profit when they own the store.

    My first semester we were given a zippered bag full of IV tubing, practice syringes, a squishy fake flesh thing, sterile dressings, foley kit, etc... We did use it, but not very often. Thankfully we didn't have to pay out of pocket for it. My first semester instructor still stole stuff from the main hospital (I'm in a diploma program and the school is an off building on the campus) for us to use in lab. lol! Imagine walking through the halls with your pockets stuffed with syringes, needles, tubing, etc.
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    Oh, that's seems very strange. My Uni get all educational supplies for students even uniform for placement. And when I am on placement I can practice IV fluid anytime I want to, without buying supplies. I bought nothing except a lab gown. That's it. xxx.
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    Quote from eleectrosaurus
    Yea seems strange to be selling NS in the bookstore, I had my ear chewed on a few times for flushes in my pocket because "NS is a MEDICINE" :icon_roll
    lol what?? I get chewed out for NOT having flushes in my pocket.
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    Quote from veggie530
    lol what?? I get chewed out for NOT having flushes in my pocket.
    IKR! Nope, they said policy was to get flushes for pt 1, use, get flushes for pt 2, use , repeat
    I ended up puting all of the flushes into my cargo pocket where no one could see. :P
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    Quote from annietart
    My first semester instructor still stole stuff from the main hospital (I'm in a diploma program and the school is an off building on the campus) for us to use in lab. lol! Imagine walking through the halls with your pockets stuffed with syringes, needles, tubing, etc.
    The correct term for obtaining supplies in a dubious manner in a hospital system is "procured". As in "We procured plates and forks from the cafeteria to use for our carry-in".
    simonemesina and RunnerRN2b2014 like this.
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    Yuck, that must feel like such a betrayal. At least with textbooks you can buy them on Amazon or wherever and pay like 50% less. Actually forcing you to buy a mystery bag from their bookstore with a 567% markup is... predatory. Like they're running a scam on their own students.
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    I was ****** when I went to the bookstore to buy our $100 lab kit, opened it, and realized it was full of gauze, bandages, and a foley catheter. Why can't provide my own flipping gauze from my $10 first aid kit???


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