Getting an IV (Video)

Getting an IV (Video)

Espanol ButtonDoctors and nurses use IVs to get fluids or medicines directly into a person's vein. IV is short for intravenous. Yes, there's a needle involved — but only for a couple of seconds.





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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