How much does a bag of fluids cost? - page 2
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
- 0Aug 19, '12 by Lynx25Quote from ORoxyOWOW.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.
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. ^_^
- 0Aug 20, '12 by mpihlWe 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....
- 0Aug 20, '12 by annietartWow, 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.
- 2Aug 20, '12 by FlyingScotQuote from annietartThe 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".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.
- 0Aug 20, '12 by ElinorYuck, 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.