United States hospitals going through IV bag scarcity

United States hospitals going through IV bag scarcity

Ohio Health System will evaluate its new practices to see which are cost effective and should be kept, said pharmacy services heard Curt Passafume Jr. "We found a lot of creative ways to do these small volume infusions without IV bags", explained Cathi Cornelius, a Clinical Pharmacy Utilization Specialist at Munson Medical Center.

"When you are doing a push IV, the nurse has to stand there at the patient's bedside for 15 to 30 minutes".

Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello has criticized the USA federal government's response to Hurricane Maria, which devastated the US territory in September, leaving many in Puerto Rico without power and other basic services that still have not been restored.

"No one wants to come out and make it sound like their hospital isn't safe", but problems will worsen if shortages don't ease soon, Pasko said.

Hospitals say they've had to stretch their supply of IV bags while making sure patients still get their medicine.

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In addition to meeting with state troopers, the group plans to visit a children's hospital in San Juan, a health center in Loiza and a shelter in Canovanas.

The FDA is working to approve sales from two additional companies that also produce the saline bags, but that process could take a few months.

In the Danbury area, hospitals have felt a disruption in their supply of IV bags, but have so far been able to push through, said Andrea Rynn, a representative of the Western Connecticut Health Network, which includes Danbury and New Milford hospitals. And Baxter International was given the OK to temporarily import sterile fluids from 6 overseas factories.

Those methods can cut down on valuable time to check in on other patients.

Hospitals have been substituting pills for IV-administered drugs when possible, changing dosing schedules or injecting drugs directly into a vein, what's called I.V. push. He said since September, the state's career services agencies have helped more than 7,600 Puerto Ricans find jobs.

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