You have assembled your equipment for a routine venipuncture and you have the appropriate evacuated tubes and holder or syringe, needle, alcohol prep pads, and gloves. What are you missing?
|A)||Gauze pads, tourniquet, and sharps|
|B)||Cotton, red pen, computer, and sterile gloves|
|C)||Bandage or tape, permanent marker, pen, and computer label|
|D)||Both A and C|
You need help locating the patient's vein. Which of the following will best provide that assistance?
|A)||Place the patient in a supine position.|
|B)||Ask the patient to tell you where the best vein is.|
|C)||Hyperextend the patients elbow slightly.|
|D)||Get another phlebotomist to assist you.|
Which of the following statements about tourniquets is correct?
|A)||A tourniquet is used to stop the blood flood to the venipuncture site.|
|B)||A tourniquet makes it easier to feel, or palpate the vein when the tourniquet is placed tightly above the site.|
|C)||A tourniquet is applied three to four inches above the venipuncture site.|
|D)||The tourniquet should gently pinch the patient's skin.|
Which of the following is NOT a vein?
The tourniquet should not be left on the patient for longer than:
|C)||it takes to find the vein.|