Extravasation: prevention, recognition and management
Lisa Dougherty Nurse consultant, Intravenous therapy, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey
This article provides readers with an overview of extravasation, including risk factors and management strategies. The importance of accurate reporting and documentation is also highlighted, particularly as patients will often require follow-up care and may take legal action as a result of extravasation injury.
Nursing Standard. 24, 52, 48-56. doi: 10.7748/ns.24.52.48.s52