Extravasation injury leading to acute compartment syndrome in a child: the vital role of pulse oximetry in early detection and management

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Rodger, D (2018). Extravasation injury leading to acute compartment syndrome in a child: the vital role of pulse oximetry in early detection and management. Journal of Perioperative Practice. 28 (4), pp. 95-98. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750458918762324
AuthorsRodger, D
Abstract

Acute compartment syndrome as a result of an extravasation injury is rare. The perioperative environment presents a unique risk that may contribute to more serious patient outcomes. Using a case study approach we report that the placement of a pulse oximeter on the cannulated limb can function as the first sign of vascular compromise.

KeywordsExtravasation; Pulse Oximetry; Acute Compartment Syndrome; Paediatric Cannulation; Perioperative; Oximeter; Nursing
Year2018
JournalJournal of Perioperative Practice
Journal citation28 (4), pp. 95-98
PublisherAssociation for Perioperative Practice
ISSN1750 4589
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1750458918762324
Web address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1750458918762324
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Deposited18 Aug 2017
Accepted15 Jun 2017
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