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Phlebitis (cont.)

Phlebitis Prevention

  • The best way to prevent phlebitis is to be active. Participate in daily exercise such as walking, swimming, jogging, cycling, dance classes, etc.
  • Avoid prolonged periods of sitting or lying down (if possible).
  • Avoid bed rest for prolonged periods. If you are limited to bed rest, wear supportive stockings.
  • When traveling and movement is limited for long periods of time, get up and move around occasionally or stop at a rest stop and move around. Keep hydrated and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Changing of IV lines will help prevent phlebitis.

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