Prevention and Early Recognition of Infiltration and Extravasation

Recorded On: 04/14/2021

Infiltration and extravasation are inherent risks of IV therapy. Knowing how and why infiltration and extravasation may occur helps clinicians understand the practice standards for safe IV therapy. This webinar is the first of a two-part presentation. During this session, we will learn how implementing the 2021 INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice can maximize prevention of these iatrogenic injuries and facilitate prompt recognition for best treatment outcomes.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, learners will be able to: 

  1. Distinguish between infiltration and extravasation and describe how infiltrations/extravasations occur
  2. Identify risk factors and methods of preventing infiltration/extravasation
  3. Discuss barriers to prompt and appropriate treatment of infiltration/extravasation
  4. Select and apply an appropriate staging tool for extravasation symptoms


Jennie Ong, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

Bryan Medical Center

Dr. Jennie Ong has been a clinical pharmacist at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln Nebraska for 10 years. As a result of 4 years of extensive research, Dr. Ong, along with co-author Ruth Van Gerpen, recently published "Recommendations for Management of Noncytotoxic Vesicant Extravasations". This is the first set of treatment recommendations based not only on extravasation principles but also on available published evidence. It was cited in the 2021 Infusion Nursing Society Standards of Practice.

CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: April 14, 2024

To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.

The Infusion Nurses Society is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP14209. The certificate must be retained by the attendee for a period of 4 years.

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