News & Discussions

Help! I’m Afraid of IVs – What Should I Do?

Help! I’m Afraid of IVs – What Should I Do?

By Sue Carrington | If getting an IV scares you, you're not alone! About one in every four Americans shares your fear. Here are six steps you can take to minimize being afraid of IVs and relax throughout the process. Talk with your medical team. Don't keep your...

read more
A Short History of IV Therapy

A Short History of IV Therapy

By Ryan MacArthur | IV therapy as we know it is barely a century old, but did you know that the practice of injecting fluids into a vein has been around since the 1600s? However, due to the lack of modern science and knowledge of the human body, early attempts to...

read more
What happens to your body during a stroke?

What happens to your body during a stroke?

By Heather Michon | Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. That’s around 800,000 people per year. Sadly, 20% are fatal and the majority of victims live with some level of permanent disability. What is a stroke, exactly? Our brains need a...

read more
Preemies and IVs: Frequently Asked NICU IV Questions

Preemies and IVs: Frequently Asked NICU IV Questions

Download the PDF | When your baby is admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a dedicated medical team quickly begins a number of procedures to ensure your baby is receiving the care he or she needs. One of the procedures your preemie is likely to...

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

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...

read more
Patient Spotlight: Everly’s IV Infiltration Journey

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...

read more
Vein Pain: Why Does My IV Hurt?

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....

read more
How Iron Infusions Can Help Patients with Anemia

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...

read more
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 and water...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest