Intravenous Therapy

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The process of infusing substances/fluids directly into one’s vein is known as intravenous therapy. Commonly referred as drip by doctors, substances such as volume expanders, blood-based products, blood substitutes, and medications are administrated through intravenous therapy to patients. Intravenous therapy is also known as intravenous IV therapy, and is generally used to correct electrolyte imbalance, transfuse blood, and replace fluids in the body. Intravenous therapy is an easy and effective way to help correct an imbalance in body fluids. Since the substances are directly injected into the vein, it reaches the heart instantly and immediate results can be witnessed in the patient.

The intravenous infusion set comes with a container that is filled with the fluids to be infused. The container is either a glass or plastic bottle. Plastic bag containers are also found in the market. The container is connected to a long sterile tube with a regulator to stop or control flow rate of the fluid. The access for intravenous IV therapy is achieved by injecting a small hypodermic needle into the vein. The needle may be connected directly or through a syringe to infusion set that contains the necessary fluids. An infusion pump is used to control the flow rate of fluid more precisely. In absence of infusion pump, the fluid container is placed above the patient and the fluid is allowed to flow drip by drip using the regulator control in the infusion set.

Chinook Medical Gear offers a wide range of Intravenous IV equipment ranging from high-quality needle sets to kits for intravenous IV therapy. The FAST1 System from this e-store is a sterile disposable IO Device (Interousseous) when a standard IV can not be instated. Chinook also carries tactical medical modules specifically for intravenous therapy. The Coiled-IV Admin Set is a great option for having an IV line in cramped spaces. Other tactical medical modules and IV supplies offered at this online store include the EZ-IO, FAST1 System, IV Start Kits, and Infu Stat Disposable Infuser.

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This article was published on 2011/01/29