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Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2004 May-Jun;23(3):125-8.

Innovative solutions in critical care units: extravasation guidelines.

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Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Phoenix Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona 85006, USA.

Abstract

The increasing complexity and acuity of the patient population at a southwest United States medical center was a catalyst in updating, revising, and distributing a current extravasation guideline document to caregivers. The guidelines provide information on initial treatment for nurses and the process for documentation and tracking of extravasations. The authors describe how a synthesis of the Nursing and Pharmacy partnership at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center resulted in the creation of current extravasation guidelines for the facility.

PMID:
15192356
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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