I am curious to hear your story. I had a routine blood draw today and the lady used a blood pressure cuff to pump up my veins. Long story short, she put wayyy too much pressure on my veins, my arm was purple, I knew it was not going to turn out well..... and it didn't
She stuck the needle in my arm and my blood shot out and covered her from head to toe, blood was spattered on the ceiling, walls, and floor.
So.... yeah... tell me your experiences!
Answer by tropicalmama at 8:16 AM on Dec. 18, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 1:08 AM on Dec. 18, 2008
Sorry you had that experience. That is terrible, but, funny she was covered in blood. DUH! I never allow students to practice on me because my veins are delicate.
Mine is not my phlebotomy draws for my worst experience, it is having an IV placed. I had a procedure done recently and this nurse insisted in using veins in my hand. I told her not to because I said she was going to blow out my veins and she would not listen. I told her where she could place a good IV and said I had this problem before. Three IV's later, she said she was done with me and another nurse had to do my IV. She placed the IV where I said to in the first place and got it on the first try. I hate needles and medical staff that does not listen!
Answer by Tetona at 1:18 AM on Dec. 18, 2008
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Answer by tropicalmama at 8:14 AM on Dec. 18, 2008