IV Patient Safety

IV Patient Safety

By Heather Michon | Every day, in hospitals and medical facilities all across the country, tens of thousands of intravenous catheters are carefully inserted into veins—arguably the most common invasive medical procedure in history. It’s so routine that we...
Learning the Benefits and Risks of IV Antibiotics

Learning the Benefits and Risks of IV Antibiotics

By Heather Michon | Quick read: Patients with bacterial infections from illnesses, cuts or routine surgeries require antibiotics to kill the bacteria. However, more severe bacterial infections may require IV antibiotics. Side effects of this treatment vary depending...
What is a Vein? Taking a Deeper Look

What is a Vein? Taking a Deeper Look

By Ryan MacArthur | Quick read: The two main layers of the skin are the epidermis and the dermis. Our body’s blood vessels are in the second layer, the dermis. This includes our veins, which have several layers that work together to keep blood circulating. Full...

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