Vesicant Identification and Appropriate Extravasation and Infiltration Treatment

Recorded On: 05/05/2021

Infiltration and extravasation will sometimes occur, despite best efforts in prevention. Overcoming barriers to prompt and appropriate treatment requires identification of vesicants and treatment options. This webinar is the second in a two-part presentation. During this session, we will learn about the evidence and principles guiding use of temperature therapy, antidote administration or use of an enzyme dispersal agent, along with other supportive therapies, that will facilitate appropriate treatment selection.

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

  1. Discuss barriers to prompt and appropriate treatment of extravasation
  2. Describe the relationship between mechanism of tissue injury, the vesicant, and appropriate antidote (s)/treatment strategies
  3. Identify alternative/adjunctive therapies for extravasation treatment
  4. Recognize surgical removal techniques and indications


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: May 5, 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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