Except in emergencies, procedures are not performed until I have had an opportunity to receive such information and to give my informed consent.
1. The procedure involves inserting a needle into a vein and injecting the prescribed solution.
2.Alternatives to intravenous therapy are oral supplementation and / or dietary and lifestyle changes.
3. Risks of intravenous therapy include but not limited to:
a. Occasionally to commonly: i. Discomfort, bruising and pain at the site of injection. i. General feeling of warmth during and after injection.
b. Rarely: i. Inflammation of the vein used for injection, phlebitis, metabolic disturbances, and injury. ii. Reactive Hypotension (or rapid drop in blood pressure) ii. Reactive Hypoglycemia (or rapid drop in blood sugar)
C. Extremely Rarely: Severe allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, infection, cardiac arrest and death.
Benefits of intravenous therapy include:
1. Injectables are not affected by stomach, or intestinal absorption problems.
2. Total amount of infusion is available to the tissues.
3. Nutrients are forced into cells by means of a high concentration gradient. 4. Higher doses of nutrients can be given than possible by mouth without intestinal irritation.
The IV intravenous procedure involves inserting a needle into your vein and infusing over a determined period of time, prescribed nutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids Your vitals will be measured prior to and after your
Intramuscular injections involves inserting a needle in the muscular (deltoid, thigh or gluteal) for the injections of prescribed nutrients.
What Safety Precautions Must You Take?
Monitor the insertion site for signs and symptoms of infection (redness, swelling, discharge Notify the clinic immediately. If your experience a sustained fever greater than 101, do not delay treatment and go to the ER as this can be a sign of sepsis. If you experience a minor side effect while you are at home, you should contact the Nurse, otherwise contact your medical provider or call 911.