The following statistics have been gathered by the National Extravasation Information Service from ‘green card reports’ sent anonymously from various centres around Great Britain.
The reports span a period of 13 years from 1993 to 2006, and were taken randomly from the hundreds of green cards that have been received since the scheme was started.
- Between February 1999 and February 2020, over 8100 cards were distributed to over 220 different organisations throughout the British Isles.
- 4.3% of patients experienced communication problems.
- 55% of reported extravasations involved the use of a pump or syringe driver
- 16% of reported extravasations occurred following 2 or more attempts at cannulation
Please click on the links below to view the different charts:
|Drugs most commonly involved in Extravasation Incidents|
|Extravasation incidence by age|
|Extravasation incidence by ethnic origin|
|Extravasation incidence male/female patients|
|Number of Green Card Reports Received|
|Reported Outcomes for Extravasation Injuries|
|Use of cannula/butterfly|
|Region of body affected by extravasation|
|Incidence of extravasation by time of day|
Centres Contributing To The Green Card Reporting Scheme