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Position statement regarding use of single and multiple dose parenteral drug vials

Posted by Dr Dan Carter Position statement from International IV Nutrient Therapy for Professionals Our position as IV educators is that we recommend full compliance with CDC and USP 797 guidelines; Local or profession based practices that deviate from these standards (i.e. "that is not how I was trained" or "no one I know follows [...]

2018-01-18T01:55:52+00:00 February 8th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Stability and Sterility of Parenteral Solutions – A Short Case

Posted by Dr Dan Carter A prospective patient called my office and inquired about intramuscular vitamin B12 injections. She stated that she had undergone an ileectomy and required B12 injections since that time. She had heard from a friend that methylcobalamin may be more beneficial for her than the “regular kind” she was using. After [...]

2018-01-18T01:57:18+00:00 March 5th, 2012|Categories: Practice guidelines|Tags: , |

Ascorbate Oxidation Protocols: What should be added to the mix?

About the time IVNTP started offering our 2-day Advanced Topics seminars (2009), research was coming out of the University of Kansas Medical Center, via Dr. Jeanne Drisko, director of the program of Integrative Medicine, indicating that ascorbic acid protocols in use at the time may not be the best for supporting cancer patients. When cancer [...]

2018-01-18T01:58:44+00:00 October 28th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Arteries Anyone?

Posted by Dr Dan Carter We call it intravenous (IV) therapy for a reason, because we only access veins for infusions. This is done for several reasons: veins are more superficial and easier to access; there are more frequent and serious complications when arteries are cannulated; infusion into arteries requires a pump and competent nursing [...]

2018-01-18T02:01:14+00:00 August 10th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pressure Build Up in Vials – Comedy and Chemistry in the IV Suite

When IV vitamin C is manufactured the stock ascorbic acid has a pH of about 2, so the solution is buffered to a pH of between 5.5-7.0 with sodium bicarbonate and sodium hydroxide. There can be a mild reaction between the buffering chemicals and the ascorbic acid during storage and pressure may develop in the [...]

2018-01-18T02:08:04+00:00 June 8th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Another case of contaminated IV fluids

On February 28 I posted an article about IV fluid contamination from India. The United States is not immune from poor manufacturing practices as this news article from BBC illustrates. 30 March 2011 Alabama bacteria outbreak: US officials join probe The culprit: Serratia bacteria tend to spread in hospital patients' respiratory and urinary tracts Federal [...]

2018-01-18T02:09:52+00:00 April 4th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Contaminated IV Fluids

One of the most important precepts of medicine is to "first do no harm." Once IV fluids are administered they cannot be removed from the system; this is a very obvious statement but it really needs to be kept in awareness when preparing and administering IV infusions. During our seminars we constantly stress the importance [...]

2018-01-18T02:13:32+00:00 February 28th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Vitamin C: A Potential Life-saving Treatment For Sepsis and Burns

This short article about IV vitamin C originally appeared in Medical News Today, www.medicalnewstoday.com on November 19, 2010. Since the FDA is taking action against manufacturers of IV vitamin C (IVC) by declaring it a new unapproved drug, it is timely to see a university research institute supporting rational use of IVC to treat serious  [...]

2018-01-18T02:14:53+00:00 February 8th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

IV and Supportive Treatments for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Introduction Treatment and improvement of CVD signs, symptoms and blood parameters is multifactorial, including diet, pharmaceuticals (not covered in this article), IV and oral nutrient therapy, exercise and lifestyle. The “ sound bite” version of treatment would look like this: Most of the references will be included in our soon-to-be-published book. Diet Low carbohydrate, moderate [...]

2018-01-18T02:16:27+00:00 December 13th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|
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