IV infusion therapy is when medication is given through a needle or a catheter, notes National Home Infusion Association. This type of therapy can also be given through intramuscular injections or through the membranes around the spinal cord.
Hospitals use an intravenous sodium chloride solution to supply water and salt to the body to alleviate dehydration, according to Healthline. Saline drips are mostly water with small amounts of salt and sugar added to maintain the body's proper balance of electrolytes i...
Some IV therapy training programs include certification programs as well as individual courses, says Learn.org. These courses are offered at colleges that have medical programs or at hospitals that have a continuing education department, states the American Society of H...
Anemic patients who cannot take oral forms of iron require Intravenous iron supplementation, according to Cleveland Clinic. Conditions that may prevent proper absorption of oral iron include bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, inflammatory bowel disease and celiac d...
A drip leg is a small capped pipe pointing in a downward direction. Drip legs are found primarily on gas line connections for hot water heaters or furnaces in houses. A major disadvantage of a drip leg is that the design could allow debris to collect and cause damage.
Treatment for nasal drip, sometimes called postnasal drip, depends on the cause of the condition; if it is caused by bacterial infection, antibiotics may be prescribed, notes WebMD. If nasal drip is cause by viral infections or sinusitis, decongestants and antihistamine...
Colds, flu and allergies are common causes of post nasal drip, according to WebMD. Certain medications and foods also cause post nasal drip. Other potential causes include a deviated septum, pregnancy, hay fever and sinusitis, as stated by Healthline.