I don't know if any other states are going to this, but Georgia is now requiring that ambulances to keep flushes under lock and key. I have never heard of such of a thing. I can't for the life of me figure who has OD'd on NaCl, that lwould cause such an uproar. I know that it may be considered a medication, but WTF?
If anyone has any input, please enlighten me.

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HUH? On my volunteer squad, we have to draw up our own flushes, and even on the private ambulance I work on, we rarely have them. I've seen them in the private ambulance service's drug box, but that's only sealed because of the other drugs, not NaCl, because we have flushes in our IV box (when we have the flushes to begin with...). Wow. I've never heard of that.
Speachless, but being the devils advocate........... maybe they are thinking drug users would use the syringes. But still....wow, this is the first Ive heard of this. Good luck on that.
It was explained to me that the drugs and flushes are locked up not only to prevent theft, but also to keep anyone from tampering with your meds. What if someone maliciously traded your saline flushes for another harmful substance in order to cause pain or even death. The world is full of evil people and the saving grace is that one day, we get to have them supine strapped to a backboard.


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