• Sep 25

    Infusing Health: The Most Common IV Infusion Procedures

    By: Sue Carrington | Quick read: Intravenous (IV) infusions are a common way to absorb medicine, fluid and nutrients into your system quickly. A thin plastic tube called a catheter is placed in the vein and connects to an IV bag containing fluids. The most ... READ MORE »

  • Sep 25

    The 3 Different Types of IVs

    By: Ryan MacArthur | Quick read: Medication, fluid or blood can be delivered into the bloodstream using three different types of IVs: peripheral IVs, central lines or midline catheters. Peripheral IVs are most common, placed short term. Central Lines are typically used for long-term treatments. ... READ MORE »

  • Sep 25

    Common IV Complications: What Can Go Wrong?

    By: Ryan MacArthur | Quick read: While IVs are common, they’re not without risks. Common IV complications include infiltrations, extravasations, hematomas, phlebitis and air embolisms. Infiltrations, extravasations and hematomas occur when fluid leaks into the surrounding tissue. Phlebitis refers to inflammation, or swelling, of the ... READ MORE »

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