Management of extravasation

Inappropriate or accidental administration of chemotherapy into subcutaneous tissue rather than into the intravenous compartment causes pain, erythema and inflammation which may lead to sloughing of the skin and severe tissue necrosis. Appropriate early treatment can prevent the most serious consequences of extravasation. All chemotherapy units should have a protocol with which all staff administering chemotherapy are familiar and a regularly updated extravasation kit for the management of extravasation giving first aid instructions and further directions.

The risk of tissue damage relates to the drug's ability to bind to DNA, to kill replicating cells, to cause tissue or vascular dilatation and its pH, osmo-larity, concentration, volume and formulation components e.g. alcohol, polyethylene glycol.

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

Rosacea and Eczema are two skin conditions that are fairly commonly found throughout the world. Each of them is characterized by different features, and can be both discomfiting as well as result in undesirable appearance features. In a nutshell, theyre problems that many would want to deal with.

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