I work in a cardiac unit, a step down from ICU. We use telemetries and cardiac monitors on our patients. Our policy is to always have someone with u when a sheath is pulled. It was common practice to massage the hematoma if one formed within minutes of pulling out the sheath, but were recently notified that the Doctor got extremely mad when he found out about this stating that the hematoma will disperse itself. My coworkers and I have discussed this and wonder what happens if the hematoma gets hard as they can... how is this handled at your place of work??