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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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IVs and Patients with Disabilities: Taking Special Care

Being in the hospital is difficult for any of us. For the one in five Americans living with a physical or mental disability, it can be even more difficult. There are different types of disabilities – from vision and hearing loss to intellectual, developmental, mental...

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7 Winning Strategies to Help a Child Through IV Insertion

By Sue Carrington | Medical procedures are rarely easy. For children, they can be even more challenging since they can’t always communicate that something feels wrong. Your guidance as a parent can make all the difference when your child receives an IV. Here are seven...

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Can I Get Nerve Damage From IV Failure?

By Ryan MacArthur | Healthcare professionals around the world administer intravenous (IV) treatments to thousands of patients every day. While the process of inserting an IV is a fairly common procedure, there are several complications, particularly nerve damage, that...

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After Serena Williams gave birth, ‘Everything went bad’

Article via CNN. In January 2017, two months into her pregnancy, tennis superstar Serena Williams competed in -- and won -- the Australian Open. At 20 weeks pregnant, with the smallest of baby bumps, she posted a picture on Snapchat of her athletic body, in a yellow...

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What Should a Normal IV Site Look Like?

By: Ryan MacArthur | When receiving IV therapy, it’s important to keep an eye out for the wide range of complications and issues that can accompany treatment. While taut and swollen skin around the IV site along with pain and bruising may be easy to notice, it’s not...

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What Patients Need to Know About Compartment Syndrome

By Sue Carrington | One of the potential complications when you receive an IV is infiltration – when the fluid leaks out of the vein into the surrounding tissue. If this happens, you may also experience compartment syndrome. Compartment Syndrome Overview Muscles in...

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What Happens to The IV Needle When My IV is Placed?

By Ryan MacArthur | Although getting an IV is a fairly common procedure, one out of every four Americans has a fear of needles. While it’s safe to say most people don’t relish the chance to receive IV treatment or get a needle poke, insertion using an IV needle is a...

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