Developing extravasation protocols and monitoring outcomes.

  title={Developing extravasation protocols and monitoring outcomes.},
  author={Dawn Camp-Sorrell},
  journal={Journal of intravenous nursing : the official publication of the Intravenous Nurses Society},
  volume={21 4},
Vesicant extravasation is a rare adverse reaction that occurs with vesicant chemotherapeutic agents. The result of an extravasation is distressing to the nurse and patient because significant pain, tissue necrosis, and loss of function at the site of injury can result. Although numerous studies have been conducted on vesicant management, controversies still exist concerning the optimal management procedures. However, it is clear that the most effective key to management of extravasation is… CONTINUE READING