Neonatal Intravenous Extravasation Injuries: Evaluation of a Wound Care Protocol
Purpose: To evaluate an evidence-based wound protocol for intravenous extravasation injuries in neonates.
Sample: Nine newborns with intravenous extravasation injuries. Birth weight: 582–4,404 gm, gestational age: 24–40 weeks.
Results: Five wounds were colonized with coagulase-negative Staphylococcus species, two with diphtheroids, three with Enterococcus. There was no evidence of wound infection or systemic infection. Rates of wound healing ranged from one to six weeks.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2006
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