DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A shortage of intravenous or IV bags at a Dallas hospital has forced the nurses to get creative about how to administer certain medicine to their patients.

Their solution has brought them back to the basics of patient care.

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They are doing it manually with a syringe, instead of a drip bag.

IV bag (CBS11)

Nurses say that practice has created a much more personal environment between the health care provider and the patient.

Tessa Kennedy, a nurse at Texas Health Dallas said, “It’s brought us back to that art of nursing.”

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The shortage in IV bags comes from the lack of production from the manufacturing plant in Puerto Rico which was devastated as a result of Hurricane Maria last year.

William Pressly, a patient at Texas Health Dallas, says he enjoyed the face to face treatment rather than relying on a bag. “It was great. Real easy. Real personable. I like it.”

The change appears to be such a hit at the hospital that no one is rushing to get back to the IV bags.

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“There is a general consensus from the nurses and the patients that we prefer this now,” said Kennedy.