Why Is Intravenous Fluids Given Through Veins?
Why is an IV needle inserted into a vein? Why not put into arteries ??
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There are 2 blood vessels, namely arteries and veins. Arterial blood vessels flow from the heart to body tissues, carrying blood that contains nutrients and oxygen needed by the tissue. Whereas veins drain blood to the heart or also called veins. On this basis, the administration of intravenous fluids is given intravenously ie into veins. So that given intravenous fluids will flow from veins (where the infusion is placed), then the fluid is carried to the heart, from the heart pumped into arteries to be delivered to body tissues in all parts of the body.
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