Infusion Therapy Complications

Extravasation

As I was looking for something to put in my blog, I ran across an article on extravasation. It is written by Sue Masoorli, RN, the president and founder of Perivascular Nurse Consultants, Inc., in Philadelphia. Due to space constraints I had to pare the article down some, but it has very good information.

With more than 90% of hospitalized patients receiving some type of IV therapy through a vascular access device, it is not surprising that the number of serious IV injuries has dramatically increased.

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