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J Emerg Med. 2004 Jul;27(1):69-73.

Venodilatation techniques to enhance venepuncture and intravenous cannulation.

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Emergency Department, Magee Women's Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 5909 Hampton Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA.

Abstract

Venepuncture and venous cannulation are the most commonly performed invasive medical procedures in hospitalized patients. Venodilatation can facilitate these procedures and minimize discomfort for patient and practitioner alike. This article describes useful venodilatation techniques that can be employed by medical personnel.

PMID:
15219306
DOI:
10.1016/j.jemermed.2004.02.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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