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How To Manage Extravasations For Chemotherapy Patients

When it comes to intravenously injecting chemotherapeutic medications through a patients skin, health professionals must be careful not to cause severe injury at the site of administration. Even though many extravasations can be done safely, doctors and all staff would need to increase their knowledge on how to manage extravasations for chemotherapy patients and prevent ill-adverse tissue damage from happening.

To decrease the risk of damaging your patient’s tissues, again, closely monitoring and educating your patients and staff about the risks and management of intravenous injections does help in preventing future injuries to occur. Symptoms to look for when a health professional, unfortunately, blisters a chemotherapy patient’s tissues include redness, swelling, painful burning and stinging sensations. If these signs and symptoms do come up, one must discontinue the chemotherapy treatment immediately and have an injection kit in place. Every kit should consist of saline solution, syringes, and prep pads and be readily available to administer injections with pharmacologic treatment such as DMSO, Hyaluronidase, Sodium Thiosulfate, and Dexrazoxane.

By having all of these materials available, all health professionals can give their chemotherapy patients the proper care that they deserve when it comes to managing their extravasations and minimizing tissue damage.

At DeWeese Engineering, we truly understand that accidents happen and we believe in preventing dangers that occur to your staff as well as your patients. With our injection kits, you will have everything you need to help manage extravasations for chemotherapy patients that can potentially go wrong. If your supply of injection kits is running low and you are in need to purchase more for you and your health professionals, please visit our Injection Kit Page here for more information and order your injection kits today.

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