IV vitamin therapies have been increasingly popular recently. You can get vitamin and mineral rich IV therapy in only 45 minutes. The infusion can be administered during a staycation, in healthcare settings, or even in the comfort of your own home.

This remedy comes with a long list of benefits. The greatest candidates for IV vitamin therapy are allegedly those who are unable to consume enough food to meet their needs for vitamins and minerals or whose condition makes it difficult for them to absorb nutrients.

On the other hand, some proponents contend that IV vitamin therapy can improve the well-being of people who do not have vitamin (or mineral) deficiencies.

The following are some of the things that clinics say these infusions can do:

  • After vigorous exercise or consuming too much alcohol, rehydrate yourself.
  • Boost your immunity
  • Boost energy levels and lessen weariness
  • Alleviate depression, stress, and anxiety
  • Remove toxins from your body
  • Improve skin health
  • Eliminate headaches and hangovers
  • Treat fibromyalgia, diabetes, heart disease, acute muscle spasms, Parkinson’s disease, chronic sinusitis, allergies, asthma, and excessive blood pressure.

Although IV vitamin therapy is frequently provided in a therapy facility, clinic, or hospital, it can also be properly delivered in the comfort of your own home. It is quite easy to arrange IV vitamin drips at home through an at-home care provider. You can arrange for other associated at-home services with the help of the same at-home care providers.

Even though it is possible for people to self-administer an IV, still it is not advised because of security reasons. An IV can be inserted by a trained professional in a way that reduces the risk of infection and vein damage.

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The process to Insert IV at Home 

Arrange all materials required for a safe and hygienic IV treatment process.

This will include –

  1. Sterile IV fluid
  2. IV catheter (typically 14 – 25 gauge)
  3. Sterile disposable gloves, bandages, or dressing, pad, or paper
  4. Alcohol swabs
  5. Medical tape
  6. Non-latex tourniquet
  7. IV pole
  8. Sharps container
  • It is imperative to wash your hands properly with any antibacterial soap before starting any activity. This keeps all infections and viruses away.
  • Before the patient receives an IV, it is essential to remove all air from the line with IV tubing priming. If there is still air in the line, it will enter the circulatory system and result in a fatal problem like an embolism.
  • It’s crucial to put on sterile gloves before searching for a vein to implant the catheter to prevent infection. Remove these gloves and put on a fresh, sterile pair if they become contaminated for any reason.
  • Find a vein to place the catheter in. It’s recommended to carry out this action with the patient’s non-dominant arm.
  • Select the site for the IV and then put on a tourniquet. This will restrict blood flow to cause veins to enlarge in preparation for an IV.
  • A vein can also be made larger by “palpating” it with your thumb.
  • Once you’ve decided where to place the needle, clean the region with an alcohol wipe or cotton pad dipped in alcohol. Remove the catheter from the container without touching any non-sterile surfaces.
  • Check the catheter to make sure it is in good condition, the flashback chamber is firmly attached, and the catheter hub is loosely seated on the needle.
  • Insert the needle with its bevel facing up into the skin while holding the catheter in your dominant hand. As the needle penetrates the vein, the insertion angle should be lowered.
  • The moment you see a flashback of blood in the catheter hub, it means that the catheter has been rightly placed.
  • Remove the needle and not the catheter, from the vein by about 1 cm, then place the catheter within the vein. After that, you can wrap a sterile bandage over the lower part of the catheter hub to secure it and take the tourniquet off.
  • Your primed IV tubing’s needle and the cover should be removed. Insert the needle into the catheter hub, then screw the needle cover back on.
  • Hang the IV bag on an IV pole over the patient’s head and tape the tubing to the patient’s skin to secure it. Make sure the IV line is free of knots because they can affect the flow of the IV fluids.
  • Once the IV has been administered effectively, it’s crucial to keep an eye on the flow and change the dressing frequently if the catheter needs to stay in place for an extended period. Remove the catheter and properly dispose of any used needles after the IV is finished.

If you know anyone who needs IV Vitamin therapy at home, you can always contact a clinic or a hospital. They send help along with all supplies to ensure a smooth and hassle-free service.