Top News: #IVTherapy

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IV Drip Drug Used During An MRI Leaves Behind Toxic Metal Residue In Brains Of Patients:

Some gadolinium-based contrast agents, intravenous drugs used during an MRI, leave behind a potentially toxic metal in the brains of patients. Read more


ivtherapyFDA-cleared device advances IV therapy:

While many patients fear needles, especially IVs, a new FDA-cleared device is making for a safer experience. Read more


VeinViewer Study Presented at Infusion Nurses Conference Shows Significant Impact to Vein Preservation:

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Christie Medical Holdings, Inc., the global leader in mobile vascular imaging systems today announced updated results in a quality improvement study evaluating the use of VeinViewer® technology for the reduction of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in an adult, renal-compromised population.  By utilizing VeinViewer by Christie, the first and only full field digital HD vein imaging device on the market, over 675 unnecessary PICC lines were avoided in 2013 and 2014 compared to their 2012 baseline, an average yearly decrease of over 20 percent.  The vein preservation study assessed if using VeinViewer by Christie resulted in an increased success rate of peripheral IV’s, resulting in a decrease in the number of PICCs placed solely due to the inability to gain peripheral access. Read more


Review Examines Inappropriate Prescribing of IV FluidsReview Examines Inappropriate Prescribing of IV Fluids:

HealthDay News) — Inappropriate prescribing of intravenous (IV) fluids most often involves incorrect volumes and types of IV fluids prescribed, according to a review published online June 11 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and TherapeuticsRead more