Infiltration and Extravasation from Vascular Access Devices
Infiltration and extravasation is increasing in frequency and complexity, mandating that nursing knowledge and skill increase accordingly. This course seeks to meet this challenge by preparing nurses to consistently apply proven nursing interventions to prevent infiltration and extravasation, recognize the clinical signs and symptoms early in the event and correctly choose the most appropriate interventions. These complications require an interdisciplinary approach because pharmacists and physicians must be involved in these same aspects of prevention, recognition, and intervention.
We have thoroughly searched the literature to provide the classic and the most recent information. The reference list includes more than 140 publications and there are numerous links to related information on the Internet.
Define infiltration and extravasation.
Review the causes of infiltration and extravasation.
Recognize patients at a higher risk for these complications.
Identify the primary nursing interventions to prevent infiltration and extravasation injuries.
Describe the nursing and medical management of infiltration and extravasation injuries.
Discuss the legal implications of infiltration and extravasation.
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Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
After successful completion of this course you will receive 5.0 contact hours.
NEW CRNI Credits
INCC has approved this program for 5.0 CRNI® re-certification units.