inner-elbow-veins  This a great quick demonstration of an antecubital basic venipuncture step by step blood draw.   I’ve added a map of arm veins to the right as a helpful pairing for this video.

  It does matter what order you fill up your tubes.  Usually the light blue tube is collected first as the anti-coagulation factors in other tubes can contaminate the the needle and transfer to the light blue tube and then could effect the clotting factor results.

*Consult your instructor and policy & procedure manual before preforming any nursing procedures. Slight differences may exist between this resource and your institution’s desired method.

© 2006-2007 PocketSnips. Video: Venipuncture. Reproduced with permission from the PocketSnips website (http://www.pocketsnips.org). The video is not a substitute for medical advice.

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