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This is a list of the recommended contents of an extravasation kit for the immediate management of a chemotherapy extravasation.

An emergency extravasation kit should be easily accessible and in an agreed upon location in order to quickly respond in the event of an extravasation or a suspected extravasation.

Extravasation kit

Recommended contents:

  • instructions for use
  • copy of list of classification of drugs and antidotes - Link to Quicklinks table - extravasation management
  • 3 x 10 mL syringes
  • 3 x 5 mL syringes
  • blunt drawing up needles
  • 4 x 25 or 27 gauge needles
  • 4 x 5 mL sterile water for injection
  • 2 x 20 mL dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) 99% solution
  • glass dropper or cotton buds/swab sticks for DMSO 99% solution application
  • 2 x vials hyaluronidase 1500 International Units
  • gauze squares (assortment of sizes)
  • chemoprotectant gloves (assortment of sizes)
  • alcohol wipes
  • 2 hot packs for warm compresses
  • 2 x disposable paper tape measure
  • permanent marker pen

Refrigerated contents

  • 2 cold packs for cold compresses

If any items are used or if products or drugs have expired, replacement should be arranged. Regular quality checks should be undertaken to ensure all contents are present and drug(s) have not expired.

This document reflects what is currently regarded as safe practice. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the content at the time of publication, the Cancer Institute NSW does not accept any liability, with respect to loss, damage, injury or expense arising from any such errors or omission in the contents of this work. Any reference throughout the document to specific pharmaceuticals and/or medical products as examples does not imply endorsement of any of these products. Use is subject to eviQ’s disclaimer available at

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19 Dec 2018