what to do for extravasations of NON-CHEMOTHERAPY injectable drugs

Pharmacists are asking what to do for extravasations of NON-CHEMOTHERAPY injectable drugs.

Soft tissue can be damaged when certain IV meds leak out of blood vessels. Patients can have pain, burning, and erythema along the affected vein...followed by blistering, swelling, and necrosis.

Vesicants or irritants are more likely to cause tissue damage with extravasation.

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