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  • Intravenous Line (IV) for Parents


    An intravenous line (IV) is a soft, flexible tube placed inside a vein, usually in the hand or arm. Doctors use them to give a person medicine or fluids.

  • Central Lines (Central Venous Catheters) for Parents


    A central line, or central venous catheter, is much longer than a regular IV. Doctors use them to give medicine, fluids, blood, or nutrition to patients.

  • Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC Line) for Parents


    A PICC line is like an IV line, but is much longer and can stay in place for longer periods.

  • Tunneled Central Lines for Parents


    These surgically placed tubes let kids get blood drawn and receive intravenous (IV) medicines and fluids without repeated needle sticks.

  • Implanted Ports for Parents


    An implanted port is a type of central line that goes up to a vein near the heart or just inside the heart. A child can get medicine, fluids, blood, or nutrition through one.

  • Medical Procedures - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    Info on surgical procedures and what to expect.

  • Sclerotherapy for Parents


    Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which medicine is injected into blood vessels or lymph vessels to make them close. It's used to treat vascular malformations.

  • Doctor & Hospital Visits - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    Your one-stop shop for info on doctor and hospital visits, checkups, immunizations, surgery, and more.

  • Getting an IV (Video) for Kids


    Getting an IV means getting medicine through a vein. Watch how it's done in this video for kids.

  • Lyme Disease for Parents


    Lyme disease can affect the skin, joints, nervous system, and other organ systems. If Lyme disease is diagnosed quickly and treated with antibiotics, most people feel better quickly.