Category: Critical Care
Keywords: norepinephrine, epinephrine, epinephrine, dopamine, phentolamine (PubMed Search)
Phentolamine for vasopressor extravasation
I was recently informed of a case from an another institution in which a patient was started on a vasopressor medication via a peripheral IV while attempts at central access where attempted. The patient unfortunately suffered permanent extremity ischemia due to significant extravasation of the vasopressor medication into the soft tissue.