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  • Aug 1

    When Do I Need an IV for Dehydration?

    By Ryan MacArthur | While the summer is great for a good time with family and friends, it also can be dangerous, particularly when it comes to dehydration. Dehydration is a potentially life-threatening condition where there is an inadequate amount of fluid in the body. ... READ MORE »

  • Jun 27

    The Difference Between Elective and Medically-Necessary IV Therapy

    IV infusions can offer many benefits in relieving symptoms of chronic diseases, boosting the immune system, and a patient’s overall well-being. For many people getting care in a hospital, IV therapy is one of the most common occurrences. However, more people are choosing to receive IV fluids even when ... READ MORE »

  • Jun 4

    IV Therapy in Athletics

    IV therapy is most commonly known as a fast, effective method of delivering fluids and medications to patients. But over the years, there has also been an increase in less-conventional use outside of hospitals such as vitamin infusions, hangover ‘cures’, and athletics.   Learn the main reason why ... READ MORE »

  • May 1

    What Every Patient Should Do Before, During & After Having An IV

    6 Ways to Prepare and Care for Your IV   Non-surgical medical procedures are used to diagnose, measure and/or treat problems such as injury, illness or disease. Intravenous (IV) therapy is one of these common procedures, especially in the hospital setting. Although they are generally not ... READ MORE »

  • Apr 8

    Paging the Vascular Access Team

    By Heather Michon |   In a perfect world, every IV would slide into place with no problem and stay in place until treatment is complete.   In the real world, veins can be tricky to access and IV placements hard to maintain. Not to mention the ... READ MORE »

  • Apr 5

    What is TPN and when is it administered to patients?

    By Ryan MacArthur | TPNtotal parenteral nutrition – is a method of feeding that completely bypasses the gastrointestinal tract. Total parenteral nutrition supplies all of a patient’s daily nutritional requirements through an IV. Healthcare providers administer a special formula via a central venous ... READ MORE »

  • Mar 19

    What Types of Medications Cause IV Infiltration?

    By Ryan MacArthur | Healthcare providers administer many different types of medications and fluids through an intravenous (IV) catheter, which delivers the solutions directly into the veins. But, according to current medical reports, about 50% of IVs fail, with over 20% of those failures due ... READ MORE »

  • Mar 18

    Why Do Patients Get IVs In Different Places?

    By Ryan MacArthur | Why do some patients have an IV placed in their arm while another may have an IV in the back of their hand? Healthcare providers can use several different access points on the body when administering IV therapy, and they decide ... READ MORE »

  • Mar 5

    When Can IV Failure Lead to Amputation?

    By Heather Michon | While some IV infiltrations and extravasations resolve within a few days or weeks, there are cases where the complications related to IV failure from infiltrations and extravasations are severe enough to require surgery or even amputation. What is Compartment Syndrome? Most ... READ MORE »

  • Feb 18

    Is Receiving Medication Through an IV More Effective?

    By Ryan MacArthur | Medical personnel often talk about IV therapy being “more effective” than oral medications. But what does this really mean for you as a patient? IV Therapy vs Oral Medications IV stands for “intravenous,” which means that the medication enters your body ... READ MORE »

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