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Venipuncture

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step # 1 Introduce yourself to patient.
step # 2 Identify the patient using at least 2 identifiers.
step # 3 Have the patient sit or lie down.
step # 4 Wash your hands, & put gloves on.
step # 5 Assemble equipment
step # 6 Apply the tourniquet
step # 7 Ask patient to make a fist on the arm the draw will be done on.
step # 8 Palpate for vein.
step # 9 Choose the most accessible vein.
step # 10 Cleanse the site
step # 11 Uncap the needle, & inspect it for burrs or blunt edges.
step # 12 Stabilize the vein with the thumb, firmly pull down the skin below the vein.
step # 13 Alert patient of the insertion & that he may feel a pinch
step # 14 Insert the needle at a 1 to 30 degree angle.
step # 15 Insert evacuated tube
step # 16 Ask patient to release fist & untie the tourniquet
step # 17 Remove & invert
step # 18 Remove needle w/same angle of insertion
step # 19 Recap the needle & place in sharps container
step # 20 Provide pressure @ the site
step # 21 Check the site
step # 22 Apply bandage
step # 23 Label all specimens
step # 24 Thank the patient
step # 25 Observe for any complications
step # 26 Remove gloves
step # 27 Wash Hands
Created by: Krystle2223P