I am going nuts. For the past few week I have periodically been trying to find where I can purchase a new unused empty IV bag without the needle. These things have an opening at the top where you can put in your solutions and then the no-kink tubing with dose meter at the bottom. Something real simple that one should be able to get anywhere. One of my local fish stores used to sell them for a few bucks as its used to dose aquariums.
First, I did tons of online searches for medical supplies, IV bags, dosing equipment, etc. Didnt come up with any empty bags, just ones with liquid in them.
Secondly, I called the hospital pharmacy which tells me that they dont handle this the doctors/surgeons/nurses do it and provide them as needed to the pharmacy department. (Seems backwards to me, but whatever.)
Third, I called a few local pharmacies which all told me to try medical supply stores. (No duh...see step 1)
Fourth, I called local medical supply stores where each one told me to try hospital pharmacies or another bigger medical supply store that they dont know the name of.
So here I am, still trying to buy 1...maybe 2 empty IV bags and I cant find anywhere to buy them. I never had this problem on the east coast.
Does anyone have any idea where to get an empty unused IV bag with no needle?