NS vial shortage?

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Kathleen Neves
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NS vial shortage?

We have a shortage of NS vials used by nursing for reconstitution. They want to use flush NS syringes which is concerning if medication were to be drawn back up into the flush syringe. Though, we are also simultaneously experiencing a shortage of 50mL and 100mL NS mini-bags so it is tough to recommend that due to shortage and waste issues.