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What position should the client be when doing a Venapuncture?
Sitting or lying down comfortably.
What size Needle should be used for a Venapuncutre in the antecubital vein?
20-21Gauge / 1.0 - 1.5inch for antecubital veins.
After placing tourniquet on arm, what should the client be instructed to do next?
"Pump" the arm by opening and closing several times. Finally leave it in a fist while a vein is palpated.
What steps can the Phlebotomist take if it is difficult to find a vein?
Wrap the arm in a warm compress to promote venous distention.
How long can a tourniquet be left in place?
Never more than 1-2 minutes.
What size needle should be used for a venapuncture in the hand?
A 23-25 gauge needle.
What should be the position of the needle in a venapuncture?
Directly in line with the vein, and at a 15○ angle with the bevel of the needle up.