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When inserting the needle for a venipuncture what degree must the needle be at & how is the bevel faced? 15 to 30 degrees & the bevel must be up.
Why do phlebotomist perform capillary blood draws? For test that require a small amount of blood, or when patient's don't have an accessible vein but a blood collection is essential.
What are others names for Capillary Blood Draws? Skin Punctures or Dermal Punctures
What are most common for point- of- care (POC) blood tests? Finger Sticks, Heel sticks, Glucose, Cholesterol, & Hematocrit.
What determines whether a venipuncture or capillary blood draw will be the best method of blood collection? The patient's age, the ordered test, & patient's health status.
What is the preferred method of blood draw for infants and why? Capillary b/c it requires less blood. (Infants veins are small & numerous punctures may result to vessels)
How can capillary sticks be beneficial? They require less blood so they reduce the chance of iatrogenic anemia.
Who can be at risk for iatrogenic anemia? Patient's who are underweight.
True or false For some elderly adults they may have hard to find veins so it is okay to use capillary draws for blood collections? True
When test is needed to be done repeatedly or for low volume what can be performed & give an example of what test? Capillary & home glucose testing.
What fingers are capillary test generally done on? Middle or ring finger.
Created by: Krystle2223P