Hitting the mark
5th May 2006Edited by Dr Justin Coleman all articles by this author
DR Gerard Quigley of Cummins, SA, finds that during epidural/spinal needles, it is easy to lose one’s landmark. This is especially true after local anaesthetic.
A Vacuette container can leave an imprint
that pinpoints your landmark.
He therefore removes the lid from a Vacuette container and indents the skin with the rim. This creates a temporary target that won’t wash off.
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