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Infiltration and Extravasation Toolkit 2024

NIVAS have released an Infiltration and Extravasation Toolkit to enable local services and healthcare organisations to implement polices, protocols and guidelines that will increase awareness about non-chemotherapy extravasations. https://nivas.org.uk/

"Unfortunately, the use of intravenous therapies is not without risk. While the benefits of using intravenous therapy usually outweighs such risks, it is necessary for all staff involved with such therapies to have sound knowledge of potential complications. ..Occasionally the administration of IV therapies can go wrong. Infiltration and Extravasation is a complication whereby the drug or IV therapy leaks into the tissues surrounding the vascular access device. Extravasation is often associated with chemotherapy agents; however nonchemotherapy drugs have been reported as having a greater risk of serious complications. Extravasation may cause serious and often life changing injuries.”

Andrew Barton, Nurse Consultant IV Therapy & Vascular Access, NIVAS Chair, Infiltration and Extravasation A toolkit to improve practice February 2024

Download the Toolkit 

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FRI, 11 OCT 2024

IV Therapy Summit 2024: Infiltration & Extravasation - Improving Practice and Patient Safety

Hallam Conference Centre, London OR Virtual, Online

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