What is intravenous line and tube?

Also known as: IV line and tube.

An intravenous (IV) line and tube is a method of delivering medication, nutrients, fluids or blood to a patient. It’s used for several reasons, such as during a medical procedure, if the patient needs continuous delivery of its contents or if the patient cannot acquire nutrients in other ways.

Reviewed by: Marcos A Mestre, MD

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