Phlebitis associated with a peripheral intravascular catheter can be graded based on the clinical findings.
(1) erythema with or without pain
(3) streak formation
(4) palpable cord
• Edema is essentially irrelevant for this scheme.
• Streak formation defines 2+ and palpable cord 3+.
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Purpose: To grade the severity of phlebitis associated with a peripheral intravascular catheter.
Specialty: Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology
Objective: severity, prognosis, stage, complications, adverse effects