:mad: Hi. The hospitals here in my hometown, the good one and the bad one, believe that it is okay to leave an IV in place for as long as 4 days. They say studies show it will not cause infection.
In the military, where I am a medical guy, I am told to change IVs about every 24 hours, to avoid infection. I know, people don't like getting stuck with an IV, but infections hurt too.
Who is right?