Air in prefilled saline syringes were injected in my vein help!

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Hey... I just left the er and got some blood work done but when the nurse flushed my IV with a prefilled saline syringe, he injected the air also! I told the doc and she said its not enough to hurt me but when leaving my last blood pressure was extremely low and have bad physical anxiety pains... Which make me worry more. Soo.. Is this true what the doc said?? Or should I go to another er??

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    Sure doesn't make a person want to trust them. Even if they were busy and in a hurry, proper procedure should always be used. By the way...another factor I'd watch for is their hand washing. If you've been to this ER many times and this is the first time something like this has happened, I 'd consider another try. But, not let that nurse ever touch you again. Otherwise I'd go somewhere else!

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      Hi Sue! Yes thank you for your reply. I went to another er and got no where. The doc actually laughed at me and said it takes WAY more air to hurt me and that I just need to relax.
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