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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2009 12:15 pm
Question about Finger Stick on babies
Hi I have a question about performing finger sticks on babies. In my clinic we generally perform a finger stick on 6 month old babies to test their hemo. I was wondering if it was appropriate to perform a finger stick as opposed to a heel stick on a 6 month old baby since they have such small fingers. Thanks
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2009 04:29 pm
most places i was ever in did a heel stick. mostly because not enough blood flow from fingers. we did them on 4 year olds at health dept when i did clinicals there.
 
 

 
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