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Injection, Infusion and Drip in Intravenous Administration

Updated: Sep 11, 2022

Student performing IV administration

The intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver fluids and medications throughout the body. Intravenous (IV) means "within vein". Intravenous therapy may be used for fluid administration such as correcting electrolyte imbalances, to correct dehydration, to deliver medications or drugs, and for blood transfusions.

An intravenous injection is the giving or administration of something such as drugs into a vein through a syringe. For an example, intravenous immunoglobulin is a sterile solution of concentrated antibodies extracted from healthy people given straight into a vein.

Intravenous therapy is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein. Intravenous infusions are commonly referred to as drips. A drip is also sometimes known as a cannula, intravenous fluids or IV. It is a small plastic tube that is put into the vein using a needle following venipuncture. The plastic tube is then left in so that fluids and medicines can be given directly into the blood via vein. An infusion can be continuous or intermittent infusion, depending upon patient requirements.

The IV Administration program-1 day/2 days/3-5 days- training/ certification/ workshop at Springfield College helps prepare you get skills needed for a challenging career in hospitals, nursing homes or medical clinics. Students learn details and techniques of safe and effective IV Administration, IV Lines and IV Drips, Venipuncture for IV, patient communication and preparations for IV Administration in healthcare.

For details of the IV Administration training program and best training-



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