butterfly needle


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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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needle for infusion into small veins (butterfly needle) 6,000 pieces, indicated by participants
The phlebotomist took out all the blood-collecting tools: tourniquet, alcohol pad, butterfly needle set, gauze, and band-aid, as well as, a red and purple top tube.
Low-stress options include diluting injectable drugs, using local anesthetic creams to reduce the pain of injection, and using a butterfly needle rather than a catheter.
Using ultrasonography, focal lesions have been detected in 4 out of 61 testicles (6.6%) from men with OA or nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) 3 months after TESA using a 19-gauge butterfly needle. However, 9 months later, it was not possible to refind the lesions [17].
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.
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.
With the butterfly needle, it's in there until you eject and the needle goes into the safety part of the needle, so you really don't have a chance to stick yourself.
Insert a butterfly needle into the subcutaneous tissues on Mr Jones's abdomen and attach the IV solution to it.
The ball is unscrewed from the bar of the piercing, and one end of a tube cut from a 19 gauge butterfly needle is pressed firmly onto the threads (Figure 1).
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. The device has no engine or batteries," Shukkoor said.