8 to 10 inches above the intended venipuncture site.
Tight enough to stop all flow
Away from open sores
On the Intra Venous line
ASAP CBC in oncology
Routine Hgb in long-term care
STAT electrolytes in the ER
Timed blood culture in ICU
Have the patient make a fist
Lower the arm
Palpate the antecubital area
Use a warm towel to increase blood flow
All of the above
Establish rapport with the child and parent
Greet the parent and child
Tell the child it won't hurt
Tell the child what to expect
Check with the patient's nurse first to see if the specimen should be collected
Collect the specimen anyway since breakfast was just eaten and not absorbed
Collect the specimen but write "non-fasting" on the laboratoryslp
Refuse to collect the specimen and fill out an incident report slip
Vigorous mixing has no effect
1 minute / 60 seconds
The blood will pump into the syringe if you are in a vein
There is no way to tell
You cannot tell until you pull back on the plunger and see the blood
You should see blood appear in the hub of the needle
Collecting a timed specimen late
Failing to obtain a specimen from a patient
Giving a patient hematoma
Misidentifying a patient specimen
Convince the patient to cooperate
Restrain the patient and collect the specimen
Leave that patient's room and go for the next patient
Write a note to the physician or nurse
Assign a name to the patient such as Jane Doe
Assign a number to the patient until admitted
Use a three-part identification band and label
Wait to process specimens until the patient can be identified
Collect the specimen above the IV that is located closest to the wrist area.
Collect the specimen below an IV after it has been shut off for 2 minutes.
Collect the specimen by finger puncture
Collect the specimen from the IV line.
For collection at a specific time
In the start to establish a diagnosis
To assess a patient's condition after surgery
To specifically eliminate the effects of diet.
Knock softly and open the door slowly, checking to see if it is all right to enter
Knock softly and wait for someone to come to the door
Leave to draw another patient and come back later
Open the door and proceed into the room
Prevent microclot formation.
Explain what you are going to do in simple terms and ask the child for cooperation.
Have someone restrain the child and go ahead and draw the specimen without talking to the child
Tell the child not to worry because it won't hurt
Tell the child that you will give him or her a treat if he or she doesn't cry
If the test is for glucose, say, "Yes, it is."
Say, "No," even if the test is for diabetes
Say that you don't know
Tell the patient that it's best to discuss the test with his or her physician
Call your supervisor and ask what to do
Do not draw the patient until the nurse has applied an ID bracelet
Draw the blood and fill out an incident report form
Draw the blood and then ask the nurse to identify the patient
The needle bevel is only partly inserted into the vein.
Not enough pressure is applied to the site after venipuncture
The tourniquet is released before needle withdrawal.
The needle has penetrated all the way through the vein
To allow the evaporation process to help destroy microbes
To avoid a stinging sensation
To prevent hemolysis of the specimen
All of the above.