Phlebitis is a common complication after IV cannulation and administration of medication, especially vancomycin, potassium, and any hyperosmolar solution or cytotoxic agents. It is described as the presence of a palpable cord accompanied by warmth, erythema, tenderness, and induration. Phlebitis will usually manifest as discomfort for the patient and necessitates removal of the catheter and replacement in another extremity