What's an IV Line?
Say: iye-vee line
IV is short for intravenous (say: in-truh-VEE-nus). Did you know you can get nourishment, fluids, and medicine through your veins? In some cases, an IV line (a soft, flexible tube placed inside a vein) can be the best way to deliver the fluid or medicine that a person needs. IV lines might be used if a person is having surgery, is very sick, or can't eat and drink normally. Whatever the reason, it can help the person get better again.