• Aug 20’s Parents IV Toolkit: A Must-Have When Your Child Has An IV

    By Sue Carrington | As a parent, seeing your child in a hospital or doctor’s office can be scary. If your child needs an intravenous (IV) line, there is help to take a more active role when it comes to their IV.’s Parents IV ... READ MORE »

  • Aug 20

    Help! I’m Afraid of IVs – What Should I Do?

    If getting an IV scares you, you’re not alone! About one in every four Americans shares your fear. Here are six steps you can take to minimize being afraid of IVs and relax throughout the process. Talk with your medical team. Don’t keep your worries ... READ MORE »

  • Aug 16

    A Short History of IV Therapy

    By Ryan MacArthur | IV therapy as we know it is barely a century old, but did you know that the practice of injecting fluids into a vein has been around since the 1600s? However, due to the lack of modern science and knowledge of ... READ MORE »

  • Aug 16

    What happens to your body during a stroke?

    By Heather Michon | Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. That’s around 800,000 people per year. Sadly, 20% are fatal and the majority of victims live with some level of permanent disability. What is a stroke, exactly? Our brains need a ... READ MORE »

  • Jul 16

    Is That Normal? Answers to Patients’ Most Common IV Questions

    By Heather Michon | Getting an intravenous (IV) infusion can be a scary process, and patients are often left with questions about how it works, if what they’re seeing is normal or if it’s something to worry about. Check out our answers to some of ... READ MORE »

  • Jun 28

    Patient Spotlight: Everly’s IV Infiltration Journey

    By Heather Michon | Lauren didn’t get to hold her baby girl for more than one minute after she was born. “ swooped up and taken away” Lauren recalls. “Then we didn’t get to see her for hours after that.” All eyes were on the ... READ MORE »

  • Jun 18

    Vein Pain: Why Does My IV Hurt?

    By Sue Carrington | It’s normal for some patients to experience brief discomfort during IV insertion and IV removal. But other than that, having an IV shouldn’t hurt. Let’s look at what’s considered normal, what isn’t, and when you should alert your medical team. What’s ... READ MORE »

  • Jun 18

    How Iron Infusions Can Help Patients with Anemia

    By Heather Michon | Iron is an essential mineral, and it’s the critical component in hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. What is anemia? If we don’t have adequate amounts of iron in our blood, we can’t produce ... READ MORE »

  • Jun 15

    What’s the Difference Between a Peripheral IV and a PICC Line?

    By Ryan MacArthur |  Intravenous (IV) therapy involves the delivery of medication, blood or fluids directly into the bloodstream. While Peripheral IVs are more common, doctors and nurses also use Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC lines) when a patient requires chemotherapy, medication, nutrients or fluids ... READ MORE »

  • May 22

    Why Does my IV Need a Saline Flush?

    By Sue Carrington |  If you’re in the hospital and receiving medication through an IV, you should expect your health care provider to use a saline flush before and after any medication is administered. What is a saline flush? The flush is a mixture of ... READ MORE »

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