Dave Beard, BSN, RN

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For throat swabs, don't call ?off the dogs?

For throat swabs, don’t call off the dogs

When swabbing your patient’s throat, have the patient “pant like a dog” while you’re getting the swab. Breathing that fast prevents the gag reflex from taking over and you’ll get an accurate swab and a laugh from your patients, especially the pediatric patients. It’s a fun trick to show off and you’ll get better results.…

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