Albuterol 20 mg/100 mL shortage and continuous nebs

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Lindsey M Eick
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Albuterol 20 mg/100 mL shortage and continuous nebs

Hi All
We missed this and were caught off guard by the albuterol 20 mg/100 mL shortage. We use this to make our cont nebulizations of albuterol, especially for our pediatric population. Right now we have to open up 40-50 of the 2.5mg/0.5 mL ampules to make the nebs, which is less than ideal and a huge time suck. How are others handling this shortage? Of course it is now back to school and we're getting quite a few kiddos with bronchospasms d/t all the viruses and smoke (fire season here).
Greatly appreciate input!
Thanks
Lindsey