Intravenous (IV) therapy, also known as an IV infusion, is a way of administering fluids, medications, and nutrients directly into a vein. IV infusion is the fastest way to deliver drugs or nutrients throughout the body because it goes directly into the circulatory system resulting in a 90-100 % absorption rate as opposed to oral administration, which is about 20-50%.
IV infusion is used to treat different medical conditions. IV therapy requires the insertion of an IV catheter, a thin plastic tube into the vein. Doctors deliver medications and other fluids through the catheter. HPFY offers an array of IV supplies like IV catheters, IV needles, IV stand, IV sponge, vascular access devices, etc., that aid in IV infusion therapy. These products help make enteral feeding and other IV therapies more convenient and less painful for the patient.
IV therapy is initiated when one cannot take oral medicines or medications are not available in an oral form. Additionally, some drugs are more effective and work faster if delivered directly to your bloodstream through a vein. Furthermore, an IV infusion allows the medicine to be delivered at a controlled speed instead of all at once.
The IV infusion can treat:
IV administration set helps administer medications to the patient. The IV sets are sterile and available in varying lengths to accommodate different applications. They are used for the controlled infusion of medication over long periods of time. IV extension sets are used to extend IV lines without risk of contamination.
IV set typically includes sterile container, an attachment, sterile tubing and clamp, connector and Y-sets. B. Braun B-Series Basic IV Administration Set comes with universal spike, roller clamp and Spin-Lock connector.
IV kits include all kinds of components required for efficient and effective IV insertion. IV start kit contains prep pads, gauze, needles, catheter irrigation syringe, and tourniquets. Having all the tools ready in a kit for IV insertion saves a lot of time.
Dynarex IV Start Kits provides components in an all-in-one kit for prepping and starting an IV. The packaging and its components are sterile, which reduces the transfer of microorganisms.
Vascular access devices reduce potential needlestick injuries, and the patient feels more comfortable. Vascular access devices allow medical professionals repeated vascular access to the patient's vein using a cannula and catheter. A catheter is placed into the vein to deliver medicine, fluids, and blood. HPFY offers a huge selection of straight IV catheters and winged catheters.
B. Braun Introcan Safety Polyurethane Straight IV Catheter offers a wide choice of insertion angles which helps access difficult veins.
IV sponges are highly absorbent pre-cut sponges that conform around the catheters, tubes, IVs, and tracheotomies and wick moisture away from the site. They resist bacterial penetration through the dressing and reduce the risk of infection.
Covidien Kendall Excilon AMD Antimicrobial Sponges are impregnated with an antiseptic effective against gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms, including some multi-drug resistant strains such as MRSA.
IV pole or IV stand is used to hold bags or bottles containing IV fluids or medicines required for the IV infusion. IV pole is an iron or aluminium stand with adjustable height, a 4-5 wheeled base, and 2-4 hooks on the pole top to secure IV bags. IV stand is a staple in hospitals and other medical care settings.
Medline IV Pole is constructed of durable aluminium, which is corrosion-resistant and provides smooth and quiet operation.
At Health Products For You, patient safety is a top priority. We offer a wide assortment of products to optimize infusion therapy, decrease the risk of infection and protect vascular access sites. We supply IV supplies from leading manufacturers like Becton Dickinson, B.Braun, Amsino International, McKesson, etc., at the best prices. Shop today and earn reward dollars that are redeemable at future purchases.
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Yes, IV therapy is extremely safe. Before an individual receives any IV treatment, vital signs are tested, blood pressure is monitored, and a health history is carefully evaluated.
Most patients barely notice anything. At the most, you will feel a slight pinprick.
Bruising can occur on rare occasions and is a known side effect that occurs in a minority of peripheral IVs. As the catheter needs to be inserted into a vein, the venipuncture itself can lead to bruising for a few reasons: i.e. patient’s vein anatomy such as angle, size, venouse wall fragility, and previous scarring.
Diseases commonly requiring infusion therapy include infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, cancer and cancer-related pain, dehydration, gastrointestinal diseases or disorders which prevent normal functioning of the gastrointestinal system. Other conditions treated with specialty infusion therapies may include cancers, congestive heart failure, Crohn's Disease, hemophilia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.
Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications.