Hypodermoclysis in the Care of Older Adults: An old solution for new problems?
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Subcutaneous infusion (hypodermoclysis) is a simple, safe, and effective technique used to administer fluids into the subcutaneous tissues. This technique is indicated for fluid replacement when there is a need for repetitive venipuncture, veins are inaccessible, or there is recurring infiltration at intravenous sites. It can be started and maintained for prolonged periods by health care professionals with minimal training. The main risk, infection at the infusion site, can be avoided by frequently alternating the site of the infusion.
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