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Infection and IVs: What All Patients Should Know

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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’

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?

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

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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