Equipment required to perform an ELCBG

Here is a list of the equipment required to perform an ELCBG:

  • Vasodilator cream/ warm water
  • Plenty of gauze (applying vasodilator cream, removing vasodilator cream, wiping away the initial drop of blood, holding on the ear to stop the bleeding)
  • Lancet/ scalpel
  • Capillary tube
  • Blood gas analyser
  • Connection between capillary tube and analyser
  • Magnet and small metal pin to put into the blood sample to mix the blood and prevent clotting
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