What All Patients Need to Know About Sepsis

What All Patients Need to Know About Sepsis

By Ryan MacArthur | A 2015 study from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine reported that healthcare providers diagnose more than 1.6 million Americans with sepsis each year. This serious illness can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputation, and...
What Are Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs)?

What Are Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs)?

By Ryan MacArthur | Recent studies have shed more light on the risk that comes with hospitalization. In fact, hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) affect up to 10% of patients in the United States each year. According to the CDC, hospital-acquired infections cost the...
What Do I Need to Know About PICC Lines?

What Do I Need to Know About PICC Lines?

By Ryan MacArthur | Healthcare providers use IV therapy thousands of times each day to provide patients with fluids, medication, blood and drugs. While peripheral IVs are the most common type patient’s receive, doctors and nurses also use Peripherally Inserted...
Is It Normal to Get a Bruise From an IV?

Is It Normal to Get a Bruise From an IV?

By Ryan MacArthur | Most of us have experienced a bruise from bumping our leg on a table or getting hit with a ball on the shoulder. But have you ever gotten a bruise from an IV? For patients receiving IV therapy, bruising around their IV site can be scary and...

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