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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
54 years experience Phlebology
Drawing blood: Veni=vein, and puncture=sticking with a needle. This is done for drawing of blood for testing, inserting a needle/catheter for intravenous access to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
54 years experience Phlebology
Puncture vein: Venipunture is the process of puncturing a vein to gain access for drawing of blood (by aspirating with a syringe), inserting a catheter for IV purpos ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
54 years experience Phlebology
Varies: There is no set rule on the angle of entry. For smaller veins close to the skin, the angle is more acute with the needle/catheter closer to the skin. ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Smaller the better: As dr isobe said, the angle of venipuncture varies. Deeper veins may require a larger degree angle, but most venipuncture is on smaller superficial ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
Blood test: Its taking blood out of a vein to do tests.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Few: In general venipuncture is safe, problem-free, and well-tolerated. Occasionally it may be associated with a poor sample quantity, more than expected ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Venipuncture care: Venipuncture sites need little special care. Generally just using a band-aid and keeping it clean is enough.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Yes: You can absolutely cleanse a veinipuncture site with alcohol. Betadine and hebiclens are commonly used.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
36 years experience Vascular Surgery
EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) Cream: There is a topical anesthetic called Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream that would work, but it is expensive and has to be applied at least 30 minu ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Vein puncture: This procedure has minimal to no pain. If you have severe pain then one may ask were there numerous attempts, was the needle near a nerve?
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Prevent infection: Cleansing with alcohol cleans the skin of bacteria to help prevent infection at the stick site.
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