butterfly wrote:Most of mine have been fainters in the past, so i just lay them down on their couch when I draw the blood and that usually keeps them from fainting. If they do faint they are already down and I just let them lie there.
medic_exam wrote:I've had about 4...all men! I've had others get close... sweaty, lips and fingernails blue, nauseous....ALWAYS ask the person if they get lightheaded or dizzy from needles!!!!! If they say yes, as noted already, the draw should be done laying down or in a recliner. If someone begins to go on you who said they never did before, immediately stop the draw, take the needle out, tourniquet off, and get behind them and support them under the arms. Then when they come out of it, head between the knees(head lower than heart) until they feel better, usually 3-5 minutes. Do not let them stand up, and do not leave their home until their blood pressure has returned to normal. this is the biggest exposure an examiner has to law suits.
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