Faint-Free Blood Draws

January 1, 2008

With patients who say that they usually faint when blood is drawn or when given an injection, have them lie down and tell them that they "cannot faint when lying down." Whether for physiological or psychological reasons, patients usually do not faint when this is done.

 

With patients who say that they usually faint when blood is drawn or when given an injection, have them lie down and tell them that they "cannot faint when lying down." Whether for physiological or psychological reasons, patients usually do not faint when this is done.

-- William J. Sciales, MD
Flushing, NY

 

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