Intravenous Poles

Definition : Slender stands (i.e., poles) designed for the suspension of containers (e.g., plastic bags, glass bottles) of liquid for intravenous (IV) administration to patients. These poles usually consist of a metal stand-alone structure including a rod, a base with several (four or five is typical) legs with or without casters, and a hanger with one or more hooks at the upper end. Most IV pole rods are telescoping structures with a base rod and an internal rod that permits height adjustment. IV poles intended for ceiling, wall, and/or equipment (e.g., cart, stretcher, wheelchair, tabletop) mounting are also available. A variety of accessories may be attached to IV poles, such as urinary hooks, temporary pacemakers, patient handles, support trays, and tank holders. Some IV poles are designed specifically for use in magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] environments, i.e., MRI-compatible IV poles, and are made from nonmagnetic materials so that they can be safely used in an MRI suite.

Entry Terms : "IV Poles" , "Poles, Intravenous" , "Intravenous Stands" , "Chemotherapy Drip Stands" , "IV Drip Stands"

UMDC code : 12177

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