IV Fluid Shortage Clinical Bulletin

Maine EMS and the MDPB have released a clinical bulletin addressing the current state and nationwide shortages of various IV fluids and electrolyte solutions of various sizes.

The bulletin contains information about:

  • The status of the fluid shortages
  • Recommended conservation measures for providers
  • Recommendations regarding discarding of expired supplies

If you have any questions about the bulletin, please contact the Maine EMS Medical Directors or the Maine EMS Office.

IV Fluid Shortages (PDF) (6/8/22)