Vein Pain: Why Does My IV Hurt?

Vein Pain: Why Does My IV Hurt?

By Sue Carrington | When you’re having an IV placed and when it’s removed, you may feel brief discomfort. But aside from that, having an IV shouldn’t hurt. Let’s look at what’s considered normal, what isn’t, and when you should...
Why Does my IV Need a Saline Flush?

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 salt...
Are the Side Effects from IV Failure Reversible?

Are the Side Effects from IV Failure Reversible?

By Ryan MacArthur | Intravenous (IV) failure is an unfortunate, yet common occurrence in healthcare. Even in the top hospitals in the world, the overall failure rate for IV therapy hovers between 35% – 50%. When an IV fails, there are a variety of complications...

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