IV Therapy

Intravenous therapy (IV therapy) involves the injection of fluid directly into the veins. IV therapy is considered to be the fastest way to deliver medication because it allows the medication to quickly reach the heart and circulate throughout the body. The emergency delivery of fluids or medication is accomplished by IV therapy.

Someone who experiences a sudden drop in blood pressure may receive an IV treatment to increase blood sugar levels. In cases of dehydration or severe malnutrition electrolytes, nutrients and water can quickly be delivered to the body using IV therapy. In the case of blood loss, blood and plasma can also be transferred through an IV.

At Odd Fellows Home experienced in-house IV therapists deliver IV treatments to those residents requiring them. IV therapies include using either a Midline or Piccline or Port-a-cath venous access system as determined by the medical and nursing staff.