Comparison of laboratory values obtained by means of routine venipuncture versus peripheral intravenous catheter after a normal saline solution bolus.

@article{Zlotowski2001ComparisonOL,
  title={Comparison of laboratory values obtained by means of routine venipuncture versus peripheral intravenous catheter after a normal saline solution bolus.},
  author={S J Zlotowski and Douglas F Kupas and G Craig Wood},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={497-504}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE This study compares selected laboratory values of blood samples obtained by means of venipuncture and by means of a peripheral intravenous catheter after a normal saline solution bolus. METHODS In this prospective experimental study, each participant served as his or her own control. Hospital employees volunteered in the emergency department of a tertiary-care teaching hospital. Participants had a peripheral catheter placed in one upper extremity and received a 200-mL bolus of… CONTINUE READING