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Ichimura, Mika
Sasaki, Shinsuke
Mori, Masaharu
Ogino, Tetsuya
Abstract
This paper investigated whether tapping on the median cubital vein or massaging the forearm was more effective in obtaining better venous palpation for venipuncture. Forty healthy volunteers in their twenties were subjected to tapping (10 times in 5 sec) or massage (10 strokes in 20 sec from the wrist to the cubital fossa) under tourniquet inflation on the upper arm. Venous palpation was assessed using the venous palpation score (0-6, with 0 being impalpable). Three venous factors―venous depth, cross-sectional area, and elevation―were also measured using ultrasonography. The venous palpation score increased significantly by tapping but not by massage. Moreover, all 3 venous measurements changed significantly by tapping, while only the depth decreased significantly by massage. The three venous measurements correlated significantly with the venous palpation score, indicating that they are useful objective indicators for evaluating vasodilation. We suggest that tapping is an effective vasodilation technique.
Keywords
massage
tapping
vasodilation
venipuncture
venous palpation
Amo Type
Original Article
Published Date
2015-04
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Volume
volume69
Issue
issue2
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
Start Page
79
End Page
85
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
Copyright Holders
CopyrightⒸ 2015 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed
True
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