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Dermal Puncture

Dermal puncture, non appropriate patients severely dehydrated, swollen, compromised lymphatic drainage (masectomy)
Dermal puncture, appropriate patients IV therapy, obese, geriatric, pediatric, one blood test ordered
Heel warmer temperature <42 degrees C
Heel warmer time Apply for 3-5 minutes
Osteochondritis inflammation of bone or cartilage
Osteomyelitis bone infection, sometimes fatal
Puncture depth <3.0 mm
Heel puncture depth <2.0 mm
Heel puncture premature baby < 0.65 - 0.85 mm
Puncture width <2.4 mm
Puncture position perpendicular to the ridges of the fingerprint
Heel puncture age <1 year old babies
iodine interferes with the following tests BURPP >> Bilirubin / URic acid /Phosphorus /Potassium
Order of Collection 1. Blood Smears 2. Hematology 3. Other Tests
Salicylates (aspirin) inhibit platelet function for ___days after the last dose. 7-10 days
Ibuprofen inhibits platelet function for __days 24 hours
Bleeding time test, inflated cuff pressure 40 mm Hg
Wick blood away every 30 seconds
Normal BT 2-10 minutes
Created by: glamorousglenys



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