Intravenous (IV) Therapy
Intravenous (IV) therapy is the fastest route to deliver fluids and medications throughout the body. It may be used to correct electrolyte imbalances, deliver medications, blood transfusion or as fluid replacement. It is particularly useful for elder patients who might not be getting as much fluids as they should and, because of the side effects of some medication, they have increased potential to become dehydrated. IV therapy gives the resident in need the right balance of water and electrolytes to keep their body functioning properly. Additionally, IV therapy is of particular use in cases where oral antibiotics are not effective.