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warm or cold therapy

Which is the current desirable  treatment for PIV infiltrations of non-chemo drugs; warm or cold compresses?

There is much variation in the literature. Please advice.

 It totally depends upon the

 It totally depends upon the drug. Most require cold but some need warm. Choosing the heat for all of them will make it worse such as hypertonic fluids. This is thorough discussed with a very large reference list in my online course on Infiltration and Extravasation. Click here to learn more about this course Infiltration-and-Extravasation-from-Vascular-Access-Devices


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