How do you explain what an IV is to a patient?

How do you explain what an IV is to a patient?

IV infusion therapy is a type of treatment to deliver a liquid substance (infusion) directly into a vein through a small, thin tube (catheter). You may have IV infusion therapy to receive an infusion of: Fluids.

What precautions do nurses consider in an IV therapy?

Precautions: Minimal tourniquet pressure; use the smallest catheter that is appropriate for therapy; use care in removing dressing….Use the techniques below to dilate the vein:

  • Tourniquet.
  • Gravity.
  • Fist clenching.
  • Tapping vein.
  • Warm compresses.
  • Blood pressure cuff.
  • Multiple tourniquet technique.

What is the goal of IV hydration?

IV fluids are specially formulated liquids that are injected into a vein to prevent or treat dehydration. They are used in people of all ages who are sick, injured, dehydrated from exercise or heat, or undergoing surgery. Intravenous rehydration is a simple, safe and common procedure with a low risk of complications.

What are the goals of IV therapy?

The purpose of intravenous (IV) therapy is to replace fluid and electrolytes, provide medications, and replenish blood volume.

What is the importance of IV therapy?

IV Therapy Can Cleanse Your Body of Unwanted Toxins & Free Radicals. Besides curing hangovers and providing you with essential nutrients, IV drip therapy can also cleanse your body of toxins and free radicals that can damage cells and DNA and promote aging.

How do you prepare for an IV?

5 Things You Should Do Before Your IV Nutritional Therapy

  1. Hydrate. You are asking yourself why – won’t the IV rehydrate me?
  2. Eat. We ask that you eat prior to your appointment time – make sure protein is part of the meal/snack.
  3. Relax and breathe.
  4. Bring along a book or music.
  5. Wear comfortable clothes.

How do you start an IV for a toddler?

Starting the IV

  1. A tiny plastic tube (the cannula), is placed into a vein in your child’s hand, arm, or foot.
  2. Your child will feel a little “stick” when the needle first goes through the skin.
  3. The rest of the tiny tubing you see is taped to the skin to keep the cannula in place.

What does IV hydration do?

Hydration IV therapy flushes your body with clean fluids and helps improve the functioning of your vital organs. IV therapy allows your liver and kidneys to do their jobs more efficiently. Your kidneys and liver work to filter out toxins in your body and then eliminate those toxins.