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    Does anyone have any tips for how you secure your needles at the same time you are pulling them so they don't slip out on you?

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    Try not to move your arm and the cannulas just seem to stay put.
    beachy (Mel)
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    Which needle do you pull out first when self-pulling :lol:

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    Always the venous. 8)
    beachy (Mel)
    FSGS 1992
    Hybrid Nocturnal Home hemo Sept 2005
    "Freni" Fresenius 4008 B
    Transplant from hubby,31st Oct,2008
    http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/Aus...lysis_Buddies/

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    We always pull out the venus first in-center, but from what we observed of the home patient, when pulling out the venous first, the ven needle tended to get hooked on the art needle/taping. Have you ever had this problem? Is there a rationale for which buttonhole needle should be pulled first?

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    Heather, mine are very close to each other and can sometimes get a bit caught, but it is amazing what you can manage with one thumb and finger on a non dominant hand if you just go about things carefully. There is always a solution. 8)
    beachy (Mel)
    FSGS 1992
    Hybrid Nocturnal Home hemo Sept 2005
    "Freni" Fresenius 4008 B
    Transplant from hubby,31st Oct,2008
    http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/Aus...lysis_Buddies/

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