Saline drip – suspected overdose

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Intravenous news: The Sun report “Police are probing the death of a baby who died after being given a suspected salt overdose in hospital. The tiny boy, who had been born prematurely, had been on a saline solution drip.

Horrified nurses realised his sodium levels had suddenly rocketed and he was acutely dehydrated. Medics desperately fought to save him but he lost his fight for life three days later. Last night, sources said early investigations showed the death had probably been caused by a blunder at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. A hospital insider said: “It very much looks like there has been a huge mistake with the dosage quantities.”

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