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When Veins Leak: Preventing and Managing Extravasation

Course Description

This instructor-led course explores the inadvertent administration of a medication or solution into the surrounding tissue instead of the intended vascular pathway, which is a risk critical care nurses face on a regular basis when caring for high acuity patients on multiple complex drug therapies. This complication of infusion therapy is defined as either infiltration or extravasation based on the vesicant properties of the medication or solution. The pathophysiology and current theories on the mechanism of injury will be discussed.

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Objectives

Upon completion of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define infiltration/extravasation
  • Discuss common theories for the pathophysiology of infiltration/extravasation
  • Identify evidence-based strategies to reduce the risk of infiltration/extravasation and resulting tissue injury
Intended Audience

This instructor-led program is designed for healthcare professionals interested in enhancing their personal and professional development by participating in an instructor-led CE program based on current research and practice.

Course Length

One hour

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