Preventing extravasation injuries in neonates.

  title={Preventing extravasation injuries in neonates.},
  author={Rachael Tong},
  journal={Paediatric nursing},
  volume={19 8},
Sick and preterm neonates are particularly vulnerable to extravasation injury but many of these injuries could be prevented if a 'hyper-vigilant' approach to monitoring of the intravenous access is adopted. A number of barriers exist that may prevent rigorous and continuous monitoring of intravenous access sites in neonatal units. Several themes were identified in the literature as supporting quality nursing practice in this area, including: staffing and skill mix, preceptorship of newly… CONTINUE READING

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