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IV Cannulas

Line-Related Infection



    • Clinical Features

    • Erythema
    • Pain / tenderness
    • Warmth
    • Swelling
    • Pus from the site
    • Causes of Line-Related Infection

    • Poor insertion technique
    • Prolonged use of the same site
    • Prevention

    • Proper aseptic technique
    • Don’t insert a cannula through infected tissue
    • Don’t leave the line in for too long
    • Management

    • Remove the cannula
    • Observe the site
    • Treat for cellulitis or sepsis if clinically indicated
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