Venepuncture procedure for obtaining venous blood samples

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This article outlines the procedure for undertaking venepuncture and obtaining venous blood samples” Shaw (2018).

Abstract:

Venepuncture and obtaining accurate blood samples is an important procedure in healthcare, and can assist in the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients. This article outlines the procedure for undertaking venepuncture and obtaining venous blood samples. It emphasises the importance of undertaking a visual assessment of the patient’s skin and palpating the veins to identify a suitable site for venepuncture. REFLECTIVE ACTIVITY: ‘How to’ articles can help update your practice and ensure it remains evidence-based. Apply this article to your practice. Reflect on and write a short account of.



Reference:

Shaw, J. (2018) How to undertake venepuncture to obtain venous blood samples. Nursing Standard. 32(29), p.41-47.

doi: 10.7748/ns.2018.e10531.

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