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How long can an iv stay in, not using it, its a back up iv in foot ?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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In brief: 72 hours

generally, peripheral IVs should be replaced after a maximum of 72 hours.
The risk of infection, bleeding, dislodgement, and damage to the vein increases after that. It may have to be replaced sooner though, particularly in the foot.

In brief: 72 hours

generally, peripheral IVs should be replaced after a maximum of 72 hours.
The risk of infection, bleeding, dislodgement, and damage to the vein increases after that. It may have to be replaced sooner though, particularly in the foot.
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