IV Options

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IV antibiotic therapy can be a common treatment for patients with different lung diseases, such as PCD, NTM and CF, to name a few.  The information provided below is to help patients know what is availabe as a treatment option and the benefits and risks of each of those options.

There are three basic IV types:  Peripheral lines, Midlines and Central lines

Peripheral Lines
These are the most common types of IVs.  They are for short term use, such as for a procedure or for a couple of days.  These IV lines are placed in peripheral veins, typically in the lower arm or hand.  They are usually short in length compared to the other IV types.