Case 11, Answer 7b


Try again. You are correct to remove the catheter and discontinue the infusion, but compresses are not needed. The lipid emulsion is not hyperosmolar or hypertonic so there is no need to be concerned about a perivascular reaction such as sloughing. You may consider applying warm compresses to the area to help minimize the risk of phlebitis, but this is not as critical as it would be for extravasation of an antineoplastic agent.

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