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Meg Harlin

This totally a step in the right direction. I have witnessed to many mistakes, most recently a hemoglobin of 4 when it was actually 15! What was the order of draw there?

Judy Kostro

I would like to question the author's statement of "No IV device has FDA approval to be used for drawing blood". The IV catheter that our hospital uses has "sample blood" in it's Instructions for use. BD Nexiva Closed IV Catheter System. Since this article was from August of 2016, I find it hard to believe that it was suddenly approved by the FDA. Any thoughts?

Dennis J. Ernst

Thank you for your comment. We have further researched this issue and find this device has indeed been approved by the FDA for blood sampling. We appreciate your input, and are never reluctant to learn from our readers. We thank you for bringing this to our attention, and have corrected the archived version of this newsletter.

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