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Is it ok to have an abg done two days in a row in the same arm.?

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In brief: Yes

In general, the artery heals quite quickly.
The odds of placing the abg needle in exactly the same spot is quite low. So -- it is ok to have arterial blood draws from the same artery, as long as you apply pressure for a good length of time (8-10 minutes).

In brief: Yes

In general, the artery heals quite quickly.
The odds of placing the abg needle in exactly the same spot is quite low. So -- it is ok to have arterial blood draws from the same artery, as long as you apply pressure for a good length of time (8-10 minutes).
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