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How long does it take for a body to get rid of blood clots and bubbles inside a cannula?

First, notice that bubbles are stopped by the drip chamber on the IV, or if there's an infusion pump instead of a drip chamber, the pump itself will detect it and stop the flow. If there is a small ...
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What are the factors that make veins easy for a blood test one day, and difficult the next?

You can increase the likelihood of not as many sticks if you are fully hydrated. Drink lots of fluids 1-2 hrs before having lab sticks.
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What are the factors that make veins easy for a blood test one day, and difficult the next?

A vein that has undergone venipuncture woud be more dificult to extract blood because it is already traumatized/injured. Some veins would be thicker when healed and some would be friable. That's why ...
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How can I make getting an IV easier?

You've already hit all the main points so there's not much to add. I'm sorry to say that some people are simply a "tough stick" and there's not much you can do about it. For example, I have a friend ...
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Can a pregnant woman in a coma still be able to give a vaginal birth? Will her body instinctively contract?

Though difficult and time consuming, the body will instinctively contract and give birth to the baby. In the case of a strong epidural anesthetic, the woman is unable to push, but the contractions ...
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What is injected into the IV to wake a patient up from general anesthesia?

I do know that something can be injected into a patient's IV to wake them up immediately from general anaesthesia. That's not how it works. Many anaesthetics only work for minutes at best. A normal ...
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