The area of the arch
The central area
The lateral plantar surface
The posterior curvature
A child younger than 1 year of age
A patient with difficult veins
When a light blue stopper tube is needed
When a small volume of blood is needed
It comforts the patient
It increases blood flow up to 7 times
It makes the veins more visible
It prevents hemolysis of the sample
Ask the patient "Are you John Doe?"
Look at his ID band and ask the patient to please state his name.
Check the patient's ID band and say "I see that you are John Doe".
If the ID band and requisistion match, draw the specimen
Having the patient vigorously pump his or her fist
Lowering the arm
Papating the antecubital area
Using a warm towell to increase blood flow