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Flu treatment hampered by I.V. bag shortage

Author(s): American Nurse Today

This unexpectedly bad flu season has been made even more difficult because of a shortage of fluids used to deliver medication and treat dehydrated patients. The ongoing shortage was worsened when the hurricane in Puerto Rico left many manufacturing plants without power. The small saline bags used for hydrating patients and diluting medications have been especially hard hit. Read more.


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