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IV Therapy

What is IV therapy?

IV therapy is a therapeutic consisting of medication and/or nutritional fluids that healthcare providers administer intravenously. Delivering minerals, medicine and vitamins through the veins enables the treatment to move quickly through the patient’s bloodstream and provide faster relief. Individuals may benefit from IV therapy for a variety of reasons, including medical emergencies, general sickness, hangover relief and dehydration.  

The provider, who is often a nurse, will oversee the amount of medication delivered and speed at which the therapy pumps. Patients must stay seated and still for the entirety of the process.  

Why is IV therapy important to healthcare?

IV therapy is important to healthcare because it delivers medication and other therapies much quicker than oral administration. Additionally, IV therapy is a relatively straightforward process, making it more convenient for many patients. Overall, IV therapy helps many people live healthier lives.