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Risk Factors for Inappropriate Clinical Infusion of a Demonstration Saline Solution Intended for Instruction Only

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Training products not intended for actual clinical use may be used inappropriately if certain risk factors are present. In 2014 normal saline for infusion was in short supply due to issues with the plastic bags. Nonsterile solutions intended for training purposes only were inadvertently ordered and infused into patients. The bags were almost identical to normal saline bags intended for clinical use.

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