Differences among intravenous extravasations using four common solutions

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A frequent complication of intravenous therapy is extravasation (infiltration) of the infused fluid into the interstitial tissues. This study compares infiltrates intentionally made using different IV solutions regarding surface assessment and the volume of infiltrate as quantified by magnetic resonance imaging. Solutions differed significantly concerning pain, surface area of induration, and volume at the site of infiltration.


Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Nursing


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