But the last time I was having blood drawn the nurse put a blood pressure cuff on me & that seemed to do the trick. So the blood failed to return to my vein, it was going into my arm, which caused mild pain, and later, the nastiest bruise you've ever seen. Copyright © 2005-2009 by Mark Kantrowitz. About this wikiHow Expert Review By: SF Shari Forschen, N.P.Nurse Practitioner 463reviews Click a star to vote Click a star to vote Thanks for voting!
Every time I go in I always have to tell the tech to use a butterfly needle because my veins are so small. long table and splashed on the soldier sitting at the other end...I was in Israel at the time, in 1974, working on a kibbutz on the Jordan border. The brilliant red geyser, which also liberally sprayed the white enameled table, walls, floor and the nurse's clothing, completely freaked out both the nurse and the soldier. Sent from the Diabetes Forum App #14 Thundercat, Jan 22, 2014 at 9:16 AM Yorksman Type 2 · Well-Known Member Messages: 2,437 Likes Received: 1,898 Trophy Points: 158 Fallgal said:
if you can find out who it is and ask to have him/her draw your blood, it would be a good idea. Last updated January 1, 2014 Blood Draws When your veins and blood aren't cooperating ©2003 Melissa Kaplan Do your veins submarine and disappear as soon as a needle hovers over your i once had a nurse stick me 3 times in the crease of my elbow then poke the back of my hand and blew the vein. How To Make Blood Draw Easier If they put the IV in at the elbow, keep your arm straight and try to avoid moving it.
Sometimes they even have two people try to "find them" after multiple pokes. Why Can't They Find My Veins When Taking Blood Is there anything I can do beforehand to increase the volume of my veins, or bring them to the surface? I once went to donate, and my haemoglobin was one point out of the acceptable range. A review may not require any modifications to the article, so the two dates may not always agree.
Release the tourniquet after 1 minute and before removing the needle. Why Do I Have Small Veins I work in a hospital and also take blood and pop cannulas in, even for hospital staff it can be difficult, but there are more tools and different types of needles I would like to think I'd be able to get you though! That'll definitely help.
Similarly, warmth will help, so if you're usually cold, bundle up before the blood draw so your veins aren't constricting. Do not apply the warm pack or water bottle directly to the skin. Why Can't They Draw Blood From My Veins It's painful and frustrating....and now in my chart that I'm a tough stick. :-( Now I'm kinda wondering if the nurses have lost some of their confidence...as in they've struggled getting How To Find Veins For Blood Draw Applying a moisturizer at least 4 times a day from the hand to the elbow (or wherever you expect the skin will be punctured) can make the puncture less painful.
Jerem2911 member June 2011 in Trouble TTC I already squeeze and release my hands, massage my arms, drink a liter of water, ask them to use the tiniest needle they have... Does anyone know what is standard for these tests? It can hurt like the dickens, but there are some good veins on the inside of the lower arm... to the back of her hand ! #19 Enclave, Apr 7, 2015 at 10:03 PM destiny0321 Type 2 · Well-Known Member Messages: 219 Likes Received: 193 Trophy Points: 63 I Unable To Get Blood From Veins
I'm on a platelets/whole blood every four weeks donation cycle so I've tried all the tricks in the books to get the donation cycle to go as quickly as possible, since Instead of using a tourniquet around the arm, have them try using the tourniquet over the shoulder. Initially they do not like this, but when they look at my vanes in the arms they do it via the back of the hand. Taking a break from my Clomid until we see SA results 9/2011.
Finally, if none of the above work, inquire about using an alternative vein location for your donation as it is likely an alternative site will provide better results. Illumivein Vein Finder Some people even when hydrated are still just naturally difficult sticks. I speak as a former student nurse (didn't finish, wasn't for me) and as someone with deep veins.posted by IndigoRain at 11:23 PM on November 14, 2006 1) Be well hydrated,
Veins can be tough to find in some people, and it can take some patience (on the nurse's part).Good luck! even with all of that, I sometimes end up being stuck 2-3 times, but at least i don't feel as ill when it is occuring. ~after 34 cycles we finally got The force of the vacuum of the syringe or tube can also collapse a vein. How To Make Veins More Visible For Blood Work This is very painful, and lasts for several minutes.
Little things like uploading a profile picture make the community a better place. They should pump the pressure until it is just above the diastolic. If you are going to a lab to have blood drawn, call and ask if they have any heating pads available for you to use. If there is no one more experienced around, you can send them to another facility that may have someone who is more experienced than yourself.
Exercise pumps your blood, which enlarges your veins, increases capillary flexibility, and improves overall blood cell circulation. It seems my body doesnt like giving things away . It can hurt like the dickens, but there are some good veins on the inside of the lower arm... I have just spent 9 days in hospital (non diabetes related) and I am black and blue from them trying to put in canula's and from lines tissuing after a few
Flag as duplicate Thanks! Do not draw blood from areas that: Are near an infection Have scarring Have a healed burn Are on an arm that is on the same side as where the patient Other things are filling up a rubber glove or bag with warm water and applying to the area for 5mins and trying again. Have the patient lower their arm and make a fist to make the veins more obvious. The cephalic vein runs along the radial side of the forearm.
In other words, you should not do it. But during the procedure, as the article suggests, drink plenty of water prior to the procedure and keep calm. The same goes for finding a place to plug in an IV. It is hard to do this, but try to relax and know that you aren't doing anything wrong.
i remember the days of 6 poke holes to get 2 viles of blood..
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