IV fluids

Intravenous (IV) fluids are given to patients intravenously – which means directly through the circulatory system. Fluids come in plastic bags or glass bottles. A needle is used so that the fluids go directly from the bag or bottle into your system.

Many times, IV fluids are given as a means to rehydrate patients who have lost fluids due to illness or injury. Fluids are also given to maintain fluid volume.

Antibiotics and other medications are also given intravenously.

Technologies for IV fluids

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What to Expect for IV fluids

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Side Effects and Risk Factors for IV fluids

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Education and Resources for IV fluids

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