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The Leaky Vessel: Extravasation Protocols and Antidotes
July 14, 2022This presentation by Danielle DeCormier, LVT, VTS (oncology), discusses what to do when chemotherapy administration goes wrong. It covers the common injectable chemotherapeutics and what to do if they get outside the vein. Each drug will be explained as an irritant or vesicant, plus whether or not it has an antidote, and what the suggested protocols are if extravasated. Chemotherapy handling and administration will be addressed in terms of safety and prevention.