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Margie Martin
taxol infiltrate
Cortisone is not recommended

Cortisone is not recommended to treat extravasation injuries because inflammation is not the problem. Read more in

1.    Hadaway L. Emergency: Infiltration and Extravasation - Preventing a complication of IV catheterization. American Journal of Nursing. 2007;107(8):64-72.

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

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Milner, GA 30257


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ONS, on pg 80 of the
ONS, on pg 80 of the Chemo/Bio Guidelines (2005), recommends ice pack alone for 15-20 min at least 4 times a day for the first 24 hrs.  Taxol has been identified as a mild vesicant.  This potential is reduced because of the large volumes used to dilute the drug during infusion.
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