Vesicants and Extravasation | Infusion Nurse Blog

Vesicant – an agent capable of causing blistering, tissue sloughing or necrosis when it escapes from the intended vascular pathway into surrounding tissue.

Extravasation – the inadvertent infiltration of vesicant solution or medication into surrounding tissue

While I have not worked with many IV meds that cause complications when they leak outside of veins, I have worked with a few – like Vanco – that can make infusion complicated.   I found this link interesting enough to share it.

Source: Vesicants and Extravasation | Infusion Nurse Blog

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