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Extravasation

  • Lisa DoughertyEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Extravasation of vesicant drugs from a port is a real risk caused by catheter damage, incomplete insertion or dislodgement of the needle from the port or fibrin sheath. The focus must be on safe techniques of administration, early detection by close monitoring of the patient and the port and immediate and appropriate management. Accurate and contemporaneous documentation is vital along with education of the patient following extravasation.

Keywords

Extravasation Vesicants Cytotoxic Chemotherapy Implanted ports Central venous access devices 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nurse Consultant IV TherapyThe Royal Marsden NHS Foundation TrustSurreyUK

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