Category Archives: Needles

Broken suturing needle could be a nightmare!

I recently encountered a situation in which a suturing needle was broken near the tip during an operation. See picture below. After I used the needle in suturing a wound, I remembered giving the instrument nurse the whole needle in … Continue reading

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Butterfly Needle vs Catheter Needle

A patient is for intravenous infusion of drugs which will last for about 20 minutes. Question: Which needle to use?  Butterfly needle or catheter needle? Butterfly needle – Catheter needle – Butterfly needle. Both butterfly needle and catheter needle can … Continue reading

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