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Post Infusion Patient Education

Important Tips

Post-Infusion Patient Education

  • Leave your bandage/gauze on for at least 15 minutes after your treatment
  • Keep the puncture area site clean and dry after you remove your bandage
  • Avoid showing, bathing, or exposing the puncture site to water for at least 1 hour after your treatment
  • Avoid strenuous activity or stressing the puncture site for 24 hours after your treatment
  • It can be expected to have mild pain and/or mild bruising at the insertion site

When Should I Call the Nurse or Seek Medical Attention?

  • If you develop any loss of sensation or numbness in the extremity where the IV was inserted
  • If you developed repeated or worsening swelling at the puncture site
  • If bleeding from the puncture site develops and will not stop even after pressure is applied for 15 minutes
  • If redness or streaking develops around the puncture site
  • If you develop shortness of breath, rash, itching sensation, swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or other signs of an allergic reaction.
  • If you develop a fever