butterfly needle


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butterfly needle

a short needle attached to plastic stabilizers at 90 degrees. It is used for IV access of small veins of adults and children. Usual gauge is 25 to 22 length.
A short needle with flexible plastic handles that fold for insertion and lay flat for stabilization with adhesive tape

butterfly needle

Phlebotomy A short needle with flexible plastic handles that fold for insertion and lay flat for stabilization with tape, aka scalp vein needles, as they are the most practical and commonly used IV needles for infants

but·ter·fly nee·dle

(bŭt'ĕr-flī nē'dĕl)
An intravenous needle with a hub equipped with winglike flexible tabs that serve as a handle during insertion and for skin attachment afterward.
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The treatment is very simple: 2 grams of glutathione as an IV push via a 10 cc syringe with a butterfly needle.
She recalls, 'I had a small butterfly needle inserted into my arm and was attached to a bag filled with a vitamin and mineral mixture.
In addition, the butterfly needle is usually shorter than the conventional needle.
Nurse Pamela Torres, employed by the Heart Center, negligently established the IV line and injured her right median nerve while inserting a butterfly needle in her right arm above the elbow.
Insert a butterfly needle into the subcutaneous tissues on Mr Jones's abdomen and attach the IV solution to it.
During the induction of artificial erections, a series (range 1 to 5) of intra-corporal injections using about 80 mL of normal saline via an 80 cc syringe attached to an 18-gauge butterfly needle are "pushed" rapidly over a few seconds directly into the intracorporal space.
Kathrine gives her sons once-a-week infusions of haemaglobin through a butterfly needle attached to two stents in their stomachs.
With a simple movement, the patient, caregiver, or nursing staff member fills up a 3 ml syringe and with a second movement, the solution is injected into a subcutaneous site through a 25-gauge butterfly needle.
Blood samples from pigs were collected by venipuncture in the abdomen via a butterfly needle (23G, Abbott) intoa5mL heparinized syringe (5 U/mL final heparin) wrapped in aluminum foil.
The injections were done using a 25-gauge butterfly needle and were placed 3 mm into the heart, said Federico Benetti, M.
To ease the pain, she suggests telling your doc you're scared and requesting the smallest needle possible--like a butterfly needle.