Systems based ideas to prevent or monitor for extravasation?

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Nadia Aslam
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Systems based ideas to prevent or monitor for extravasation?

Has anyone tried any systems-based solutions to preventing or monitoring for extravasations (to irritants or vesicants in all inpatient and oncology/infusion settings, infusion/nicu/pedi/ICU etc)?

We are wondering if anything like antidotes, nursing instructions, links to protocols, etc could be programmed into our Epic and Beacon system to prevent or increase awareness of drugs that are at high risk of extravasation, but we are wondering if anyone has had success with any other system based solution before we dedicate resources into this idea.


Nadia Aslam, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS
Regional Medication Safety Coordinator, Kaiser Permanente Northern California