venous bleeding


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venous bleeding

A continuous flow of dark red blood.

First Aid

Venous bleeding may be controlled by firm, continuous pressure applied directly to the bleeding site. If bleeding is from an area over soft tissues, a large, compress bandage should be held firmly against the site.

CAUTION!

A tourniquet should not be used. If the bleeding is over a bony area, as in the case of a ruptured varicose vein of the leg, pressure held firmly against the vein will provide immediate control of the blood loss. The patient should be taken to a health care provider as soon as possible if bleeding does not stop.
See also: bleeding
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The patient is laid supine with a 30 degree head-down position to aid venous return and reduce venous bleeding.
The tamponade effect of the pneumoperitoneum limits venous bleeding during the operation: our robotic prostatectomy patients have had higher serum hematocrit levels at discharge than our open surgery patients, and none have required transfusion of-blood products.
The tamponade effect of the pneumoperitoneum limits venous bleeding during the operation; our robotic prostatectomy patients have had higher serum hematocrit levels at discharge than our open surgery patients, and none have required transfusion of blood products.