Causes of extravasation

Causes of extravasation

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Credit: BOB L. SHEPHERD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Illustration showing 3 causes of intravenous extravasation, the accidental administration of intravenous drugs into the surrounding tissue. 1) Needle entering vessel, tourniquet causes a small rupture in the vessel and the drug escapes. 2) Needle in the vessel, an old puncture site downstream leaks the drug. 3) With subcutaneous implant - needle misses the receptor or the drug leaks at the implant connection with the catheter.

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Keywords: art, artwork, blood vessel, drawing, drug leak, drug leakage, extravasation, illustration, injecting, injection, intravenous, intravenous extravasation, iv, medical, medical error, medical illustration, needle, syringe

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