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