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Old Mon Sep 2, 2013, 07:17 AM
Chirley Chirley is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Logan City Australia
Posts: 1,100
Yeah, you're right Cheryl. IV cannulas can be smaller for different types of infusions. It's taking blood that requires a certain size needle.

My hospital had a policy that we could have three attempts at blood taking or cannulation but I never had more than two attempts.

I figured after two attempts that the patient had lost confidence in me and would probably prefer someone else to try and why would I want to put myself through the trauma of having a third attempt when I was obviously having difficulties through either difficult veins or just me having a bad hair day.

Copper deficiency bone marrow failure (MDS RAEB 1), neuromyelopathy.
FISH reported normal cytogenetics but gene testing showed
Xq 8.21 mutation
Xq19.36 mutation
Xq21.40. mutation
1p36. Mutation
15q11.2 deletion
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