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    Posted: September 22 2009 at 6:36pm
How can I make an IV. Can't find anything on the net. Please don't tell me that is dangerous because the only time I would be forced to use a DIY IV would be if I did not have access to medical treatment.
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  You have to know how to stick someone first. You can take classes for IV therapy. I'd make sure you're up to it before you buy the equipment - not everyone can bring themselves to poke someone else with a needle. Health care workers make it look easy to find a vein because of their training and a lot of practice. Miss the vein and you could infiltrate your patient when you hook them up to an IV. Also, if you're not familiar with sterile procedure (or your equipment isn't clean) you could end up doing more harm than good.
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Like I said , how can I make A HOME MADE IV.
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ESS3 ... Are you just wondering how to help with dehydration?
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   Honestly, I don't think you can. I'm not trying to rain on your parade but you're asking how to cobble together equipment that is specialized, and more importantly needs to be absolutely sterile if you don't want to end up with someone dying from sepsis. You didn't want to hear it, but yes - it's dangerous without the required knowledge and supplies to do it properly. Are you trained in venipuncture? If not, that's your first priority before you jump into this with both feet. Believe me, the person at the pointy end will most definitely appreciate some training on your part before you come at them with a needle.
   If rehydrating a very sick person is what you're aiming to do, sit and spoon feed them home made rehydration formula for as long as it takes to keep their fluids up. Extremely small amounts over a long period of time (24/7 if necessary) will do it without the potential risks involved with improper IV equipment and lack of experience. Even if you could eliminate all sources of infection from the fluids, tubing and whatever needles you plan to use, to overhydrate is still just as dangerous - pulmonary edema is life threatening and can result from pushing IV fluids too fast without the experience necessary to adequately monitor a patient's fluid status.
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Thats my thoughts as well Jack. A spoon might be alittle messy. But you could fill one of those big syringes that come with turkey marinates, minus the big needle and just dribble the rehydration fluid in the ill persons mouth.  

I had never thought of it before, I guess I just thought they would drink gator-ade. I've got a few of those basting needles. I'm taking off the needle and adding the syringe part to my med kit.
 
I know when my puppy got Parvo, thats how we kept her hydrated. We had to dribble fluids down her every 15 mintues for 2 days. She was so weak, but she shallowed when her mouth was full, so I'm sure a person would also. She's doing fine now. Smile
 
Anyway ... It was just a thought.
 
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Okay. I found what I was looking for elsewhere.
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After giving tons of IVs in the military I can honestly say this is very dangerous, good luck to you, ESS3, be sterile
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Here is another method: How to Use an Enema to Rehydrate an Adult


Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_2189490_use-enema-rehydrate-adult.html

Hope this helps.
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