Which of these is a correct statement regarding the diagnosis of phlebitis?
Phlebitis may present as fever; redness, swelling, and pain at the IV site; slowing of intravenous flow; and a visible red streak extending from the catheter insertion site.
Phlebitis should be treated with the cessation of intravenous therapy, the application of cool compresses and keeping the affected limb at or below the patient’s heart level.
Phlebitis may present with pain, swelling in the area around the catheter insertion site, coolness and paleness of the area around the catheter insertion site, and a slowing of intravenous flow.
Phlebitis is treated with a 10-day course of oral antibiotics, preferably a third or fourth generation cephalosporin.
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