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PERIPHERAL INTRAVENOUS [1 record]

Record 1 2005-11-25

English

Subject field(s)
  • Injections, Tubing and Transfusions (Medicine)
CONT

Blood can be drawn from a peripheral IV if necessary, but only if it is in a relatively large vein and only if the IV is newly inserted. Originally, a peripheral IV was simply a needle that was taped in place and connected to tubing rather than to a syringe. Today, hospitals use a safer system in which the catheter is a flexible plastic tube that originally contains a needle to allow it to pierce the skin; the needle is then removed and discarded, while the soft catheter stays in the vein.

CONT

Heparin therapy was discontinued, and the patient received 100 mg of tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA [Alteplase]) by peripheral intravenous infusion over 2 hours.

Key term(s)
  • peripheral intravenous

French

Domaine(s)
  • Injections, tubages et transfusions (Médecine)
OBS

intraveineuse : Cette graphie, puisée des Rectifications de l'orthographe recommandées par le Conseil supérieur de la langue française, est attestée dans le Petit Robert (2004).

Key term(s)
  • perfusion intra-veineuse périphérique

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Inyecciones, intubación y transfusiones (Medicina)
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