IV therapy is termed as the procedure of administering liquid substances through the veins of the body. It is known for veins to differ much from other kinds of blood vessels. The various differences of veins and other blood vessels are that they carry deoxygenated blood and have valves. Veins branch to form venules. The other examples of kinds of blood vessels are arteries and capillaries. It is known for veins to be located on the upper surface of the skin. Veins are of several classes. Examples of types of veins are median cubital veins, cubital veins, superficial veins, and basilic veins. It is known for physicians to begin by choosing these veins when administering liquid substances in the body. IV treatments require specialists. It is required of physicians such as nurses, clinical officers, and laboratory technicians to study phlebotomy for the purpose of IV cure method. Some of the examples of side effects of IV treatment method are phlebitis, infections, and pain. IV cure technique was first used during the time of world wars. It has nowadays been noted for the intravenous cure method to advance due to growth in technology. Various things are needed when carrying out intravenous treatments.
Some of the examples of kinds of accessories used in IV treatments are needles, gauzes, catheters, and syringes. There are several advantages of IV treatment method. IV therapy is used in giving medications patients. Physicians are known to use veins when giving some drugs to patients. Research has been showing that IV medication brings positive effects faster than other methods of drug administration. The various other examples of drug administration routes are topical and oral routes. IV medication is mostly used to those patients that cannot swallow drugs. Some diseases like typhoid and brucellosis require IV medication for quicker treatment. Foods can be given to patients through IV cure technique. 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. Expect such a feeding method to make unconscious and weak patients active and energized. IV therapy is used in curing dehydration. Physicians are known to give water patients through veins for them to be hydrated. 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. It is known for blood transfusion to be done to those patients passing surgical procedures.