IV Fluids (choose type) Single Bag
$19.50 – $21.50
- NOTE: Due to a national IV fluid shortage, the overall cost of IV fluids has increased because of decreased supply.
ALSO: Some fluid types are currently on long-term backorder including 0.9% sodium chloride (normal saline) and lactated ringers solution. Normal stock levels should resume in early 2018.
- INTERMITTENTLY AVAILABLE – ORDERING THIS ITEM MEANS A MINIMUM OF 2 TO 4 WEEKS WAIT TIME.IV fluids are on national manufacturer backorder. Variable stock levels will be in effect until early in 2018. No promise is made that this item will be shipped within 2 to 4 weeks. We are working with vendors to procure stock as frequently as we can.
- New, sterile bags of fluid
- Long expiration dates
- See below for more details and product reviews
5% Dextrose in 0.9% Normal Saline (D5/NS) is useful for:
- Hypernatremia (elevated sodium)
- Fluid loss in dehydration
- What is the difference between D5/NS and normal saline? Not much. The salt content (tonicity) of normal saline and D5/NS are the same. The only difference is that D5NS provides the patient with a brief, very mild increase in blood sugar that is rapidly absorbed by the cells.
0.9% Normal Saline is useful for:
- Blood Transfusions
- Fluid challenges
- Metabolic alkalosis
- Fluid replacement in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
0.45% Half Normal Saline is useful for:
- Fluid Resuscitation
- Metabolic acidosis
Lactated Ringers is useful for:
- Lower GI tract fluid loss
- Acute blood loss
- Hypovolemia due to third-space shifting
Sterile Water is useful for:
- Electrolyte solutions
- Antibiotic administration
- Severe hypernatremia at very slow drips
- Vitamin solutions
- Bladder irrigation
- Wound irrigation