IV therapy is termed as the procedure of administering liquid substances through the veins of the body. Veins are very different from other blood vessels. Veins ate known to be different from other vessels by having valves and conveying deoxygenated blood. Veins branch to form venules. Capillaries and arteries are examples of other categories of blood vessels. It is known for veins to be located on the upper surface of the skin. Veins are of several classes. Some of the examples of classes of veins are cubital vein, median cubital vein, basilic vein, and superficial vein. It is known for physicians to begin by choosing these veins when administering liquid substances in the body. Professionals are required during intravenous cure technique. Specialists like clinical officers, nurses, and laboratory technicians need to study phlebotomy before carrying out IV therapy. Poor IV therapy can lead to pain, phlebitis, infections to name a few side effects. IV cure technique was first used during the time of world wars. Today, this treatment method has developed through the advance in technology. IV cure technique needs various accessories.
The various examples of categories of tools required during IV cure method are gauzes, cannulas, syringes, and needles. There are several advantages of IV treatment method. It is known for intravenous treatments to be used in giving drugs to patients. Physicians are known to use veins when giving some drugs to patients. It is known for this kind of therapy method to bring positive changes faster than other drug administration routes. We have oral and topical routes as other methods that can be used I administering drugs in the body of patients. IV medication is mostly used to those patients that cannot swallow drugs. Some diseases like typhoid and brucellosis require IV medication for quicker treatment. IV medication is used in nutrition. It is possible to feed patients who cannot swallow food substances through veins. Food in solution form such as glucose and vitamins can be administered into the body through IV cure method. This treatment method can be used at home to feed the sick.
Foods that are introduced into the body via IV method reach directly into the tissues for metabolism purposes. It is found for such a feeding technique to make the sick feel energized and active. It possible to hydrate the body using intravenous cure method. Water in form of drips can be administered in the body through veins for hydration reasons. This method is taken to be the first option by physicians to hydrate and energize weak patients before curing them other types of infections. IV treatment method is used in blood transfusion. Blood transfusion is normally needed by patients undergoing surgical procedures.