NTC_m   neonate_hand

Instructions for use.

  • Apply a Tourniquet
  • Dim the ambient room lighting
  • Place the light in the palm of your hand and position the infant’s arm or foot over the light holding it in place with your thumb.
  • Look on the top of the hand or foot to locate the dark lines which are veins.
  • Verify the dark line is a vein by depressing it and watch it refill
  • Proceed with the venipuncture as usual

For Arteries

  • Place the light on the top of the wrist area and look for the pulsing action on the other side of the wrist.
  • Arteries do not absorb light so they will not present as a dark line.