So last night I had to get labs from a 1 month old. We stuck his heel, but it didn't bleed well and clotted before we had enough blood (plus it looked like it was starting to hemolyze). So I stuck on a tourniquet to look for a vein to straight stick him, and blood started coming out of the heel stick site. We cleaned again and did another heel stick, and blood started pouring. I had enough blood within a couple minutes, and left the tourniquet on the whole time.
I had never seen anyone do that before, but his labs came back fine and laboratory never called. Is it okay to draw blood that way? I'm new so I'm just wondering... probably should've asked before I did it, but it turned out okay, right?!