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You can't trust these nurses, and I should know.The only reason they make you put a sticky plaster over the bit where they jabbed you is so that you can't see the terrible bollo slightly imperfect way they poked your vein. Basically, it's so you'll be well beyond the hospital before you see the problem and are unlikely to come running back in the door shouting things like,"Ere! What did you do to my bleedin' arm then! You've not heard the last of this, let me tell you!"
A plaster will be applied to the area to keep it clean. It should be kept on for a minimum of 6 hours
The bruise is due to blood which has leaked from the wound, not due to presence or absence of the plaster placed over the aforementioned wound.You're supposed to leave the plaster on for more than an hour ...QuoteA plaster will be applied to the area to keep it clean. It should be kept on for a minimum of 6 hourshttp://www.blood.co.uk/video-audio-leaflets/information-leaflets/bruising/
..I am con-bruised !!
... if you are wearing a tight sleeve, we may ask you to remove that article of clothing. A tight sleeve can act as a tourniquet and cause congestion in the vein increasing the chance of bruising.
I still think it's a load of bollo bit dubious. In my case, the sticky plaster is quite unnecessary if the procedure is done properly. If I apply pressure to the vein for about five seconds, it stops bleeding.Maybe they insist of covering up the wound so that people don't pass out at the sight of their own blood?
Quote... if you are wearing a tight sleeve, we may ask you to remove that article of clothing. A tight sleeve can act as a tourniquet and cause congestion in the vein increasing the chance of bruising.http://www.blood.co.uk/video-audio-leaflets/information-leaflets/bruising/I suppose if the plaster could restrict circulation, (by keeping the skin in tension or compression) , it could prevent the blood which has leaked from being dispersed and cause a small obvious bruise rather than a larger but less obvious one.
I bruise basically with every poke regardless of plaster or not.