Some of the complications of IV therapy include:
These complications can range from very minor issues to serious injury so it is important to keep an eye on the patient after beginning the administration of IV therapy. Catching the issue early can lessen the risk of serious harm. We have been told by clinicians that it may be possible to recognize an infiltration or extravasation earlier when using vein illumination due to the fact that you would be able to see a hematoma forming or blood pooling in the area when a vein has been compromised. For more tips on how to recognize the signs of these complications please read the entire article below.