IV or intravenous poles are medical tools that look like slim, adjustable metal rods with 4-5 wheels at the bottom for balance.
They have 2 to 4 hooks at the top where medical bags with medicine or fluids can be safely hung for patients to receive treatment.
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IV poles are vital medical tools used to administer fluids or medication to patients, and their proper positioning and use are essential for safe and effective treatment.
- Position the IV pole near the patient in need.
- Ensure it's close enough for the medicine bag on the pole to be used.
- Avoid creating tripping hazards.
- Adjust the pole's height and lock it in place.
- Hang the bags securely from the hooks at the top of the pole.
- Check that the tubing isn't bent or twisted during treatment.
Be careful not to put too much weight on the top of the pole because it might become unsteady and tip over.
Watch out for the wheeled base when walking with an IV pole, as it could cause someone to trip. Be cautious and aware of these potential risks to ensure safety while using the IV pole.