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Neonatal Intravenous Extravasation Injuries: Evaluation of a Wound Care Protocol

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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.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2006

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