Peripheral Venous Catheter (Peripherally Inserted Venous Catheter- PIV)

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per•iph•er•al ve•nous cath•e•ter | “puh-riff-er-ull vee-nuss kath-ih-ter”

Also known as a Standard Line, the most common intravenous access method where the line is placed in the arms, hands, legs or feet.

Peripheral intravenous catheters deliver medications, hydration fluids, blood products and nutritional supplements to emergency room patients.

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