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When Do I Need an IV for Dehydration?

When Do I Need an IV for Dehydration?

By Ryan MacArthur | While the summer is great for a good time with family and friends, it also can be dangerous, particularly when it comes to dehydration. Dehydration is a potentially life-threatening condition where there is an inadequate amount of fluid in the...

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IV Therapy in Athletics

IV Therapy in Athletics

IV therapy is most commonly known as a fast, effective method of delivering fluids and medications to patients. But over the years, there has also been an increase in less-conventional use outside of hospitals such as vitamin infusions, hangover...

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Paging the Vascular Access Team

Paging the Vascular Access Team

By Heather Michon |   In a perfect world, every IV would slide into place with no problem and stay in place until treatment is complete.   In the real world, veins can be tricky to access and IV placements hard to maintain. Not to mention the potential complications...

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What is TPN and when is it administered to patients?

What is TPN and when is it administered to patients?

By Ryan MacArthur | TPNtotal parenteral nutrition – is a method of feeding that completely bypasses the gastrointestinal tract. Total parenteral nutrition supplies all of a patient’s daily nutritional requirements through an IV. Healthcare providers administer a...

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What Types of Medications Cause IV Infiltration?

What Types of Medications Cause IV Infiltration?

By Ryan MacArthur | Healthcare providers administer many different types of medications and fluids through an intravenous (IV) catheter, which delivers the solutions directly into the veins. But, according to current medical reports, about 50% of IVs fail, with over...

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Why Do Patients Get IVs In Different Places?

Why Do Patients Get IVs In Different Places?

By Ryan MacArthur | Why do some patients have an IV placed in their arm while another may have an IV in the back of their hand? Healthcare providers can use several different access points on the body when administering IV therapy, and they decide which option is best...

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