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Record 1 2005-11-25


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

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.


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


  • Injections, tubages et transfusions (Médecine)

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


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