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I recently heard about Rally Packs and I was just wondering why they are called rally packs and how much do they cost for hosptials? I am very interested in getting into Nursing.

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Hi B,

I really have no idea what a Rally Pack would cost.  I imagine different suppliers have different costs, and of course different physicians order different contents so there are several factors that would effect the cost.  Sorry I can't even guess at that one - perhaps ask a pharmacist.

As for why they're called "Rally Packs" I would imagine because it helps people rally which means "a sudden recovery or improvement after a setback".  As an example, if a chronic alcoholic arrives in Emergency with a history of poor nutritional intake, a Rally Bag would help replace many of the Vitamins and Minerals he would likely be lacking in his system, particularly thiamine.

I hope this answers your question,
Margot

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Margot RN BScN GNC

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I have received so much pleasure and enjoyment from my Nursing career that I am always happy to encourage others who are considering the profession. it`s hard work and not always pretty, but it`s very rewarding.

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27 years of Long Term Care and Community Nursing, specialising in Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care.

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Registered Nurse , Certified Gerontological Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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