SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES, LESSON 2
Vacuum tubes marked with a guideline
Expose area for venipuncture.
Position protective pad.
Prepare pledget (sponge) for use.
Apply constricting band.
Prepare the vein.
Palpate selected vein.
Cleanse the skin.
Prepare to puncture the vein.
Withdraw the needle.
Remove specimen tube from vacutainer.
Apply self-adhesive bandage.
Provide for patient's safety and comfort.
Dispose of and/or store equipment.
Perform patient care handwash. (para 2-3)
Position the needle parallel to and above the vein and grasp the patient's arm
below the point of entry with the free hand.
Place the thumb approximately one inch below the expected point of entry and
pull the skin taut and toward the hand.
Place the needle bevel up in line with the vein and pierce the skin at
approximately a 15 to 45 degree angle.
Decrease the angle until almost parallel to the skin surface and direct it toward
Pierce the vein wall.
(paras 2-3o, p)