Blood Collection
 

Bruising

 
 
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Overview

    • Clinical Features

    • Red / purple discolouration
    • Swelling
    • Tenderness
    • Significance

    • Due to blood leaking from the vein into surrounding tissue.
    • Prevention

    • Insert the needle into the vein the first time
    • Avoid multiple attempts at the same site
    • Apply pressure to the site on removal of the needle
    • Management

    • Apply a pressure bandage to the site.
 
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