We recently have had 2 patients with venous thrombosis from peripheral IV's. They were both seen in the ED, treated,Â and sent home the same day. They came in approx.Â 2-8 daysÂ later complaining of pain and swelling to their arms. They both received Toradol and Valium intravenously. One had also received Phenergan IV. Do you think this is due to the medications that they received? I have not had time to research where the IV was placed,but my guess is that they were started in the antecubital as that is where our ED places most of their IV's.
Thanks in advance for all your help.