Contact Us     Maps & Directions     About Us
Find a Provider
Your Medical Home
Find a Facility
Plan Your Visit
Find a Provider
Giving
Mother Frances Hospital
Heart Hospital
Neuroscience Institute
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Search Health Information    Intravenous

Intravenous

Intravenous means occurring within or by way of a vein. Medicines or fluids may be given by inserting an intravenous (IV) needle into a vein, usually in the back of the hand or on the forearm.

When the IV needle is in place, medicines or fluids can go quickly into the bloodstream and into the rest of the body.

Last Revised: September 4, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John M. Freedman, MD - Anesthesiology

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.

Ā© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.