One of the growing trends that is growing in self-care and healthcare is the use of IV therapy. This can be used as an elective treatment and has lots of benefits for it. These benefits include getting quick rehydration into your system since it is injected directly into the blood stream. This allows for quick absorption and is much less damaging to the body than other treatments you could have for this procedure.

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IV therapy does have some drawbacks to it and that can be first, too many fluids at one time. If someone goes in for hydration treatment when they aren’t dehydrated, this could be too many fluids too fast. There is also concern about infection if the IV wasn’t properly placed during the insertion.

Keep in mind that there are two types of IV access, and those are long-term and short-term. When someone needs an IV for a few days or less, they may have access placed in their hands and feet where they can get to veins easily. Long term access will have PICC or CVC lines installed in the body so that the IVs can be placed easily.

When placing IVs, there are some places that you must avoid like locations with too many nerves, or ant ulnar vein. Areas under the skin that are near heart valves, and also any part of the body that is under paralysis. These can damage the treatment and be life threatening during IV therapy.

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