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why would it be difficult to start an iv on a copd patient?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Varies: If a COPD patient has had previous illnesses which required IV therapy, sometimes the veins are used up and can't be used again. Some individuals simply have a lack of adequate surface veins regardless of whether they have copd.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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