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Venipuncture

This Venipuncture course will teach you:

  • How to take a blood sample by venipuncture

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Venipuncture:

  • Nerve or arterial injury
  • Hematoma formation
  • Skin pinching
  • Prolonged occlusion
  • Povidone iodine use
  • Contamination of the puncture site
  • Shaking the blood sample

With the following tips you might perform the Venipuncture even better:

  • Arm support
  • Locating the vein
  • Differentiating between veins and arteries
  • Fist clenching
  • Order of blood samples
  • Blood spillage prevention
  • Letting the patient apply pressure
  • Laboratory sampling tube additives and transport instructions

You might also be interested in:
Capillary Blood Sampling

Intravenous (IV) Cannulation

Subcutaneous Injection


Intramuscular Injection

Step by step

Preparation

Materials

Prepare

Prepare the required materials: needle with needle holder or other blood-sampling device, tourniquet, alcohol gauze or cotton swabs, non-sterile gloves and the required laboratory sample tubes.

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