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What can cleansing a venipuncture site with alcohol do?

What can cleansing a venipuncture site with alcohol do?

Remove bacteria: Alcohol kills most organisms at the site preventing them from infecting the puncture site and of course from entering the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Can i cleanse a venipuncture site with alcohol?

Can i cleanse a venipuncture site with alcohol?

Yes: You can absolutely cleanse a veinipuncture site with alcohol. Betadine and hebiclens are commonly used. ...Read more

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Venipuncture hand site healed leaving a raised dark scar. Continuously picked it and the hard part came off. Now it's light with dark edges. Abnormal?

Venipuncture hand site healed leaving a raised dark scar. Continuously picked it and the hard part came off. Now it's light with dark edges. Abnormal?

Do not pick: You may have a hypertophic scar or a keloid. It is not feasible to know without examining you. People of African ancestry are more to developing keloids. It is not an urgent issue and you could discuss it with your doctor at the next visit. In the meantime, do not pick at it, disturbing it will only make matters worse. ...Read more

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What would cause severe pain during venipuncture?

What would cause  severe pain during venipuncture?

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? ...Read more

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Ideas? What are possible areas where venipuncture can be performed?

Ideas? What are possible areas where venipuncture can be performed?

Many areas.: Venipunctures can be performed in many areas but the most common are in the veins in the hands or arms. Sometimes, in people whose veins are difficult to fine, veins in the groins (femora's) or even the neck (jugular) can be used. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a venipuncture and a capillary puncture?

What is the difference between a venipuncture and a capillary puncture?

The size of the vein: As dr. Placik said, venipuncture is for collecting blood through a needle from blood vessels that are big enough to see and/or feel. Capillary puncture would be used for collecting blood from vessels that are too small to see individually. This is usually done with a very small cut and a micro pipette or a piece of filter paper. ...Read more

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