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3 major veins are located in the antecubital fossa

the vein of choice because it is large and does not tend to move when the needle is inserted Median cubital vein
the second choice, it is usually more difficult to locate and has a tendency to move, however it is often the only vein that can be palpated in the obese patient. Cephalic vein
the third choice, it is the least firmly anchored and located near the brachial artery. if the needle is inserted too deep, this artery may be punctured. Basilic vein
Created by: wallacec