The History of IV Therapy

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The History of IV Therapy

Mom comforting daughter getting IV in hospital

IV therapy as we know it is barely a century old, but did you know that the practice of injecting fluids into a vein has been around since the 1600s?

However, due to the lack of modern science and knowledge of the human body, early attempts to deliver IV fluids and drugs were mostly unsuccessful.

The devastating effects of both world wars led to a shift in how healthcare professionals used IV therapy to treat patients and save lives. Despite how long the basics have been in practice, the most significant developments in IV treatment equipment, drugs and implementations have just taken place within the last 25 years.