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Extravasation: Improving Practice and Patient Safety

News and presentations from today's IV Therapy Summit looking at extravasation practice and improving patient safety.  Chaired by Andrew Barton, Nurse Consultant – IV therapy and Vascular Access, Frimley Health NHS FT, and NIVAS Chair.

Chair's opening presentation:

The National Extravasation toolkit Mr Andrew Barton
• think extravasation: implementing the NIVAS toolkit
• ensuring all NHS hospitals have an extravasation lead and developing the role and competencies of the lead
• how do we reduce delay in recognition of extravasation injury
• understanding extravasation risks with vesicants
• ensuring front line clinicians are aware of the risk of extravasation and how to recognise, treat and escalate extravasation injuries
• improving practice and driving improvement
• preventative measures

Resource: Extravasation Toolkit 

Reducing extravasation injury in Radiology
Sue Johnson
, Professional Officer for Clinical Imaging, The Society and College of Radiographers Mrs Sue Johnson
• extravasation of radiological contrast
• training and educating radiographers to recognise extravasation
• undertaking audit of practice and driving improvement
• improving practice and training

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