Reference 2017-645

REF:            2017-645

Subject:        Extravasation care

 

    

 

Request:

Name of person completing the request:  
Hospital Trust:  
Telephone:  
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1. Does your organisation provide a chemotherapy service – this may include inpatient, outpatient or a community service?  
2. In the past financial year, how many doses of chemotherapy did you deliver? (April 2016-March 2017)  
3. In the past financial year, how many doses of anthracyclines did you administer? (April 2016-March 2017)  
4. In the past financial year, how many anthracyclines extravasations have been reported due to chemotherapy? (April 2016-March 2017)  
5. In the past three financial years, how many patients have submitted a claim for medical negligence and/or damages against the Trust due to anthracyclines extravasation injury? 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
     
6. In the past three financial years, how much compensation has the Trust had to pay to those claimants who have suffered an anthracycline extravasation injury and have been successful in their medical negligence and/or damages case? 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
     
7. Does your Trust have in place guidelines as how to recognise and manage an extravasation injury? If not, is this available via your Cancer Alliance/Network or another source? If other, please state source
Trust guidelines:

If yes, when were they last update?

8. Does your Trust stock or have readily available any of the following extravasation treatment for chemotherapy?
a) Sodium Thiosulfate   If yes, how often used in the past financial year? (April 16-March17)  
a) Hyaluronisade   If yes, how often used in the past financial year? (April 16-March17)  
b) DMSO   If yes, how often used in the past financial year? (April 16-March17)  
c) Dexrazoxane (Savene)   If yes, how often used in the past financial year? (April 16-March17)  
9. In the past three financial years, how many annual reconstruction operations have been carried out by the Trust due to an extravasation injury? 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
     
10.         Does your Trust plastics and/or nursing team have the expertise/core competency to undertake the wash-out/flush technique if an extravasation occurs?  
11.         If you answered yes to question 10, in the past three financial years, how many wash-out/flush-out procedures have been carried out by the Trust due to an extravasation incident? 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
     

 

 

 

 

Response:

Please find information enclosed.

2017-645 extravasation care [129 kb] PDF