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myIV.com Educates Patients on IV Therapy

myIV.com Educates Patients on IV Therapy

First website of its kind provides information and tips on 'all things IV, simplified' to inform and empower patients and their family members to be their own healthcare advocates Hampton, VA – January 23, 2018 – Today marks the start of the #myIVawareness campaign...

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Intravenous Access: Basics and History

Intravenous Access: Basics and History

Read the Original Article by Lineus Medical Here. Peripheral IVs Peripheral intravenous lines are placed in any of the veins not included in the chest or abdomen and are normally placed in the arms, legs and sometimes the head.  The first experiments with peripheral...

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Vascular Access Teamwork spreads to other pediatric hospitals

Vascular Access Teamwork spreads to other pediatric hospitals

Read the Original Press Release from Cincinnati Children's Here. For the last five years, Cincinnati Children’s Vascular Access Team has been working to eliminate preventable harm related to peripheral intravenous infusions (PIV). Now, the team is sharing its...

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Air Embolisms and How to Prevent Them

Air Embolisms and How to Prevent Them

By Heather Michon Quick read: When air accidentally enters veins/arteries, it can create an air embolism. Some are relatively harmless; the risk is when a lot of air enters a vein/artery and travels to the brain, heart or lungs. The lack of blood flow can lead to...

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Phlebitis 101

Phlebitis 101

Quick read: Phlebitis usually occurs from trauma to the vein, resulting in inflammation. Over 200,000 U.S. cases are reported each year, making it a common IV complication. There are three main causes: mechanical, chemical and infectious. Common symptoms include...

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