Well, well, well. Another interesting question. After 38 years of stating
IV's it never occurred to me there could be any doubt which right side up
Back in the 60's, before the Abbott's butterfly appeared, we used to place a
small piece of tape as a tag to hold the needle and we tried to make sure
the tag was set as the bevel was up.
Nowadays, using different equipment, IV catheters, Jonathan's etc., even
when we start a cut-down IV, we pierce the vein with the tip of the needle
with the bevel up, but thinking of the rationality of the procedure,
probably has the odd distribution of heads and tails coin flipping (today
with the new "euro" coins I'm never sure which is which).
I am interested in the results of your enquire.
Hospital de Tarragona John XXIII
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