National Drug Shortages

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by SNgirl21 SNgirl21, BSN Member

Specializes in Med-Surg RN. Has 1 years experience.

Has anyone else experienced problems with the national drug shortages? I've heard there are many medications including normal saline that were part of this. I think of the ramifications for patient care if first line treatments aren't available at some point. Maybe my concern is premature, but I just worry. From another side, I'm also a nurse with ADHD. I take Adderall to treat my symptoms. My time management is one of my biggest problems. Adderall is also one of the medications in shortage. So, what if nurses with health conditions like mine can't access the medications they need to function as a nurse? It's a thought that scares me. 

HiddenAngels

HiddenAngels

Has 8 years experience. 430 Posts

Not recently, I did see this happen a couple years back with normal saline bags but not meds.  We had a1 liter bags but not 100s or 250s.