Intravenous drip inserted in Vein of Patients hand

Intravenous drip inserted in Vein of Patients hand

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Credit: ADAM HART-DAVIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: An intravenous drip inserted in a vein on a patient's hand. An intravenous drip is used for the continuous administration of blood, plasma, saline, glucose solution or drugs. A type of hollow needle known as a butterfly cannula is inserted into a vein and connected up to a bag or bottle suspended above the patient. The rate of flow is adjusted according to the rate of drips seen in a transparent chamber in the tube (not shown here), which also serves as a trap for bubbles.

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Keywords: apparatus, blood equipment, butterfly, butterfly cannula, cannula, drip, healthcare, intravenous, intravenous drip, medical, medicine

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