Venous Access

Venous access is the access to the bloodstream via the veins.  Venous access is required for  Intravenous (IV) treatment administration such as medication or fluids (blood or rehydrating fluids) and nutrition if required Obtaining repeated venous blood samples  As an access point for blood-based treatments such as dialysis or apheresis.  – Apheresis involves removing whole

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What will you learn in this module? What is meant by extravasation? How does extravasation differ from infiltration? How can extravasation be recognised? What are the signs and symptoms of extravasation? What are the risk factors for extravasation? What is the management of extravasation? How can extravasation be prevented? This e-learning module has been written

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