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Jackie Tropp
hemolysis of blood from specimens drawn using vacutainer system with initial IV start

Does anyone have any experience with hemolysis of blood using a vacutainer system to draw specimens out of a firesh IV stick.  this is done to save the patient a stick.  Please respond with your ideas of the reason, size of IV catheter, or tube brands etc  Thanks for your help. Jackie Tropp

Dan Juckette
There is an older set of

There is an older set of posts on this site from 15 weeks ago that might give you some suggestions. Scroll through the older posts and look for blood draws through a peripheral IV.

Daniel Juckette RN, CCRN, VA-BC

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