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Baxter Scale for Phlebitis Associated with Intravascular Catheter

Purpose:

To evaluate the insertion site for an intravenous catheter using the scale of Maddox et al for catheter-related phlebitis.

Specialty:

Anesthesiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Emergency Medicine, Vascular Medicine, Vascular/Interventional Radiology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, complications, adverse effects

ICD-10:

I80

Description:

The severity of phlebitis associated with an intravenous (IV) catheter can be graded using a scale developed by Maddox et al. It was subsequently referred to by Baxter Healthcare, Ltd.

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