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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Getting an IV Visual

June 2024 | Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

This Getting an IV Visual opens in new window explains what happens when we have to get an intravenous line (IV). This visual can help individuals with Down syndrome know what to expect during this procedure. 


Additional visuals are available in our Visuals for Medical Appointments resource. 

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