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Identification of the Patient at Risk for Hematoma Formation Associated With Arterial Blood Sampling

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Hematomas may form about an artery associated with an arterial specimen collection. Patients at risk for this complication can often be identified prior to the procedure. These patients should receive special attention before, during and after the arterial puncture to minimize this complication.

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