We do not use a Grading tool for Infiltration/extravasation, nor phlebitis. I have reviewed the standards and feel that it is a necessary component of our assessment. I am finding many infiltrates that are not handled properly and the doctors are not even being made aware.
I have seen the Infiltration/Extravasation grading tool that is in the INS Policy and Procedure book as well as the one included for Phlebitis in the Standards.
My question is ; can we utlize them in our documentation , policy etc....or do we need permission to use them from a particular source???
what grading tools are you utilizing? I would love to see any policies that incorporate the use of a tool . I will try to attach a copy of the ones I am referring to.