Complications Associated With Iv Disconnection And Infiltration
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A 50-year-old female underwent open abdominal surgery for a large GI stromal tumor. Following tumor removal, the patient developed refractory hypotension unresponsive to fluids and vasopressors. Troubleshooting revealed the IV had infiltrated during the case. Blood from an earlier transfusion, the administered agents and fluids were actually being given subcutaneously. The patient's arm was significantly edematous, and the patient was managed in the ICU following the procedure. In this case discussion, we will summarize risks for IV disconnection and infiltration as well as potential complications of each.
Jeon A, Zhang L Villalba P, Soto R. Complications associated with IV disconnection and infiltration. Oral presentation Anesthesiology 2019. American Society of Anesthesiology, Orlando, FL. October 19-23, 2019.