Extravasation Reporting Pros and Cons
Extravasation is the unintentional leakage of intravenous (IV) fluids or medications from a vein into the surrounding tissue. When this involves a radiopharmaceutical, there is leakage of radioactive material into the interstitial space. A petition was submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to revise its medical event reporting regulations to require the reporting of extravasations. The Health Physics Society (HPS) provided comment against the petition. Subsequently, the HPS has been asked to withdraw its comments by interested parties. In the interest of transparency, the Health Physics journal is publishing the HPS comments on the petition, comments opposing the HPS position, and a forum piece on extravasation.
You can find all extravasation articles here.