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- If a patient faints during venipuncture:
- Gently remove the tourniquet and needle from the patients arm, apply gauze and pressure to the skin puncture site.
- Call for help.
- If the patient is seated, place his head between his knees.
- A cold compress on the back of the neck or ammonium salts may help to revive the patient more quickly.