Peripheral intravenous line - infants

PIV - infants; Peripheral IV - infants; Peripheral line - infants; Peripheral line - neonatal

A peripheral intravenous line (PIV) is a small, short, plastic tube, called a catheter. A health care provider puts the PIV through the skin into a vein in the scalp, hand, arm, or foot. This article addresses PIVs in babies.

Peripheral intravenous line

A peripheral intravenous line is a small, short plastic catheter that is placed through the skin into a vein, usually in the hand, elbow, or foot, but occasionally in the head. A peripheral intravenous line is used to give fluids and medications to your baby.

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