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- intravenous piggyback
- indicates medications are given in addition to the primary infusion
- superimposed to the primary line
- "IV riders"
- indicates that concentrated medications are given directly into the vein over a few minutes via a syringe
- ex: catheter
main IV line that delivers continuously the prescribed solution to the patient
- using routes other than the oral route to deliver medication
- ex: IV
- IM (intramuscular)
- SC (subcutaneous)