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Intravenous (IV) Therapy

Intravenous (IV) Therapy

Select services are available by referral to patients of non-GMA practitioners. Practitioners only may contact GMA for more information.

IV Therapy - Photo by Kendal on Unsplash

IV therapies are fast acting due to the direct introduction into the bloodstream. IV medications do not have to undergo digestive metabolism and therefore, some medications may be given at higher doses. They can also be a good option for those who are unable to take medications or nutrients by other routes (including oral, rectal, and topical routes)

IV therapies are indicated for numerous reasons, including, but not limited to: fluid and electrolyte replacement, antibiotic, antimicrobial, and/or pain relief.

Our IV Nurses Provide:
  • Blood Draws for Lab Testing
  • IV Therapies
  • Therapeutic Phlebotomy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • IV UV Blood (UVB)
  • Major Autohemotherapy (MAH)
  • Patient Education
  • Dressing Changes
  • Port Access
  • Heplock Insertions
  • PICC Line Blood Draw
  • PICC Line Repair
  • PICC Line Removal

A small needle prick can feel like nothing to some people, while others find it quite painful. Our intravenous therapy nurses use their training and experience to find and access “difficult” veins. They use warm heating pads with most patients to promote relaxed veins. Being sure to be well hydrated also makes the veins easier to access.

Our skilled nursing team is experienced in working with patients who have difficult to access veins, and can gently help you in making IV treatment as painless as possible. Many patients find time in the IV room is a wonderful time to make connections with other patients, while others prefer a quiet time resting. We strive to accommodate your needs.

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