Fluids that are vital for saving life are administered intravenously to ensure that they reach the patient’s circulatory system fast.
To ensure that the process of patient recovery is not retarded, then it will be important to ensure that the life saving fluids are well sterilized before administration. The intravenous fluids will come in packages but it is also possible to combine them with water to make a specific solution. Different forms of these fluids can be administered via intravenous way with tubing as well as IV fluid bags that are warm. Intravenous therapy is used when the total volume of the patient has significantly decreased.
There are so many reasons that are known to result in reduced volume of the individual. The circumstances that may lead to the reduced patient volume and hence the administration of fluids intravenously are dehydration, diarrhoea, surgery procedures, loss of blood, vomiting, procedures in surgery, imbalance of electrolyte levels as well as in cases of trauma.
Intravenous therapy can be administered in many situations such as prevention of dehydration, medication supply, blood transfusion completion as well as any other required purpose.
A fluid warming system can also be used during the substance administration to warm them as this is important to ensure that internal body temperature of the patient does not fall to extreme levels. In order to ensure that the patient does not experience extreme dropping of body temperature, it is important to ensure that large amounts of substances are not given within a short time frame. Mobile intravenous therapies are very efficient in such situations where warming is needed before administration.
Intravenous therapy is used in such situations where substances are required to be directly supplied in the body’s veins through warm iv fluid, tubing, drip chamber as well as device for accessing.
The drip chamber is necessary to prevent them from entering the bloodstream and it also controls the rate of fluid being administered in the patient body. Variety of substances can be infused using the intravenous therapy . These substances include saline solutions, medications, volume expanders, blood products, buffer solutions as well as blood substitutes.
The substances can be set in such a way to enter the bloodstream through access devices including needles, peripheral cannula or the central IV lines. The administration of substance intravenously can be stopped by the use of a long sterile tube and then attach a clamp to the IV setup. In case the patient requires large amounts of substances, then rapid infusers can be used.