What Is An IV Port?
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What Is An IV Port?

Most of us are familiar with iv's either because we have had to be treated with an iv, have treated patients with iv products or have seen iv in popular media shows that depict a patient with the almost obligatory iv needle and the iv product hanging on a iv pole.

Most of us are familiar with iv's either because we have had to be treated with an iv, have treated patients with iv products or have seen iv in popular media shows that depict a patient with the almost obligatory iv needle and the iv product hanging on a iv pole.  The popularity of iv as being, somehow, essential in depicting real hospital scenes does not come close to the importance of the iv in the safe handling of medical products that have saved lives not only due to the chemical but also the safe transferring of that chemical into a patient's blood stream through the manufactured iv ports in the packaging containing the solution that will treat a patient through an iv needle.

The discovery of air borne germs led to many medical products that sanitize the medical supplies used to treat patients.  One of these discoveries is the iv access ports. These access ports allow for the use of the iv solution without introducing air borne germs into the iv solution.  The method seems simple, but the technology involved is remarkable and has made it possible to transfer medical chemical solutions safely from iv container to patient without subjecting the solution to air borne germs.  The use of needles that are the access port of the solution to the patient's vein is a medical miracle.

 The iv products are manufactured in germ free medical laboratories and sent to hospitals, physician's offices, clinics and other arenas of patient handling ready to use through the built in ports that lead the iv product into the patient's blood stream without the possibility of air borne contamination. Prevention of contamination through the modern miracle of iv ports is taken for granted by those of use living in modern civilized areas.  What is also taken for granted is the method of treating patients with the iv solutions.  That takes training and experience since knowing how to use the doorway to access an iv solution is just as important as the iv itself since improper usage would render the miraculous safety protection useless. 

Trained nurses and medical personnel have to learn how to use iv products.  An entrance door or port into the contents of an iv can't be opened by normal methods of tampering with the packaging by cutting or by inserting a suction instrument without contamination the iv solution.  From iv access port to a patient's blood stream by injecting a needle into his vein makes the life saving discovery a modern miracle.

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