This video – produced by students at Oxford University Medical School in conjunction with the faculty – demonstrates the principles and techniques underlying intravenous infusion of fluids and the safe transfusion of blood. It is part of a series of videos covering clinical skills and is linked to Oxford Medical Education (www.oxfordmedicaleducation.com)
This video was produced in collaboration with Oxford Medical Illustration – a department of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. For more information, please visit www.oxfordmi.nhs.uk
This is the best tip and trick for any one trying to draw blood or get an IV in a hard or difficult stick. Never miss again!
The Illumivein™ is a Unique, High Powered Red LED Flashlight that can be used to help anyone locate veins beneath the skin. Its slim and light design makes it extremely easy to carry and ideal for any situation. You will be amazed when you are able to visualize a vein that is invisible to the human eye.
– 9 High Powered LEDs
– Red Illumination
– Black Aluminium Body
– Nylon Wrist Strap
– Stylish, velvet carrying pouch
– 3xAAA Batteries (not included)
This device is similar to a “Vein Transilluminator” or “Vein Finder” which retails for $200+. For $24.99 you get a device that essentially utilizes the same technology, a ~700 nm light frequency that is naturally absorbed by the blood and casts off a dark, shadow like appearance of deep veins.
Need help finding a vein?
For best results please dim or shut off the lights in the room completely.
Step 1: Turn the Illumivein™ on by pressing the button on the bottom of the device.
Step 2: Putting gentle pressure on the skin with the light, slowly move the device from side to side. Veins will show as a shadow, or dark line, that will appear in the peripheral of the red glow seen around the device. Note: The device must stay in contact with the skin while searching for a vein for best results.
Step 3: Once a vein (dark shadow/line) is found, repostion the Illumivein™ for the best visual of the vein. It is best to follow the path of the vein so that you have a visual of its size and direction.
Note: it is best to find a vein that follows a straight path.
Step 4: Congratulations! You have found your vein.
Here I talk about 15 different terms and sayings that could come in handy when talking with ESL Spanish speaking people in a healthcare scenario, involving blood draws, or other laboratory collections.
Hi guys ! I’m a medical laboratory scientist, and I’ve decided to make a short video explaining some of the blood tubes you may encounter when drawing blood. I work at a small hospital where the med tech’s also are responsible for doing some of the blood draws. I’ve worked at other hospitals where it is solely the job of the phlebotomist. Regardless, it is important to know which tubes are necessary for specific lab testing, and generically used for different departments in the lab. I will be talking about the term “rainbow” and which tubes that refers to, as well as tubes for short blood draws, and a few random tests that you won’t see too often in routine blood work.
Thanks for watching!
Order of draw
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What color is your blood. Red, right? Well, actually, yes. So why does it look blue when you see it through your skin? And is everyone’s blood always the same color red (spoiler: no)? Do all animals have red blood (‘nother spoiler: no!)? And why is red blood red anyway? Hank gives you the facts on vampires’ favorite beverage.
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The ability to perform venepuncture (venipuncture) is something medical students, nursing students and other healthcare professionals are required to learn. This video aims to give you an idea of what’s required in your exam (OSCE). You should not perform this procedure on a patient without undergoing the necessary training from your university or employer. This video is not a substitute for professional clinical training and may differ from your local medical school or hospital guidelines.
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