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The inadvertant leakage of a vesicant solution from it's intended vascular pathway into the surrounding tissue
Any medicine or fluid with the poetential to cause blisters, severe tissue damage or necrosis if it escapes from the intended venous pathway
dobutamine, dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, vasopressin
Leakage of an intravenous solution into the tissue surrounding the vein.
A CAUSTIC or HAZARDOUS IV solution that has been inadvertently infused into the tissue surrounding the injection site.
Greatest risk of PICC line
Can a midline catheter be used for vesicant solutions?
DVT looks like....
One leg swollen and one leg not
PICC lines can only have what kind of syringe?
Central line increases what risk?
Infection! They're placed in the neck
What is the difference between tunneled and non tunneled central catheters?
Nontunneled = placed right in neck= increased risk for infection
tunneled = the same vein us used but the exit location is different than where the catheter ends. = decreased risk of infection
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