Serum therapy: An alternative to administering medications
Serum Therapy is a moderately invasive procedure, through which bioregulatory medications are administered intravenously. Medications are given in saline or dextrose
Serum Therapy It is a moderately invasive procedure, through which bioregulatory medications are administered intravenously.
The medications are supplied in saline, dextrose or ringer’s lactate, and are aimed at establishing the patient’s physiological regulation.
One of its objectives of Serum Therapy is to reduce the oral administration of medications, as well as polypharmacy.
It can help in many diseases
It can be used in any disease or illness since facilitates the administration of the medications that the patient requires and gives the option of managing several pathologies at the same time if the patient is suitable.
How is it the procedure?
It is performed with the patient sitting or lying comfortably, a peripheral vein in the arm or hand that is of good caliber is located through palpation and observation, subsequently the area is cleaned and according to the caliber of the vein, the choose a hollow needle (yelco) and It is introduced into the blood vessel, then it is connected to the previously prepared equipment, and we begin to inject the parenteral liquids with the ampoules. that the patient requires.
He treatment It lasts 30 to 45 minutes.
Anyone can undergo Serum Therapy
Anyone is eligible to receive Serum therapy, The exceptions are in people who do not want to accept the procedure and patients who have had lymph node dissection surgeries. in which it is not possible to have venous access, likewise, patients with Fistulas and veins with signs of Phlebitis or Thrombosis.
Is there any risk?
In qualified hands to perform the procedure, the risks are lower, but despite being a simple procedure, if not done well, It can generate complications such as: Phlebitis, Infections, Pain, Ecchymosis and Extravasation or hardening of the area.