Management of extravasation

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Intravenous literature: Schulmeister, L. (2009) Vesicant chemotherapy – the management of extravasation. Cancer Nursing Practice. 8(3), p.34-37.

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The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal #13 is to encourage patients’ active involvement in their own care as a patient safety strategy (Joint Commission, 2009). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (2009) agrees that the single most important way to prevent errors is for patients to be active members of the healthcare team. For patients receiving vesicant chemotherapy, playing an active role in promoting safety can help prevent chemotherapy extravasation.

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