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Is That Normal? Answers to Patients’ Most Common IV Questions

By Heather Michon | Getting an intravenous (IV) infusion can be a scary process, and patients are often left with questions about how it works, if what they’re seeing is normal or if it’s something to worry about. Check out our answers to some of patients’ most common...

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Patient Spotlight: Everly’s IV Infiltration Journey

By Heather Michon | Lauren didn’t get to hold her baby girl for more than one minute after she was born. “[She was] swooped up and taken away” Lauren recalls. “Then we didn’t get to see her for hours after that.” All eyes were on the baby, who was born in critical...

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Vein Pain: Why Does My IV Hurt?

By Sue Carrington | It's normal for some patients to experience brief discomfort during IV insertion and IV removal. But other than that, having an IV shouldn’t hurt. Let’s look at what’s considered normal, what isn’t, and when you should alert your medical team....

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How Iron Infusions Can Help Patients with Anemia

By Heather Michon | Iron is an essential mineral, and it’s the critical component in hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. What is anemia? If we don’t have adequate amounts of iron in our blood, we can’t produce enough red...

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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 and water...

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Infection and IVs: What All Patients Should Know

By Heather Michon | Intravenous (IV) antibiotics are often an important line of treatment when it comes to serious infections. Although there are several different factors that can lead to an infection, in some cases the IV can actually be the cause, such as a...

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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 and...

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5 Things Your IV Nurse Wants You to Know

By: Heather Michon | Have you or a loved one ever had to get an IV? IVs can be used for a variety of treatments from dehydration to chemotherapy. While having an IV is a common procedure, there are still risks involved. Here are 5 things that your IV nurse wants you...

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myIV.com Encourages Patients to Take Advocate Pledge

Website for IV therapy information shares new resources and patient stories to help patients #BeYourOwnIVAdvocate  Hampton, VA - April 25, 2018 - This month, patients were asked to take a pledge to be their own advocate by sharing their intravenous (IV) therapy...

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