Besides inspecting and palpating to locate the desired vein for venipuncture, on
what other two items should you focus?
a. Direction of vein course and estimate its size and depth.
b. Direction of vein course and estimate its length and color.
Direction of vein course and estimate its position and elasticity.
d. The vein's thickness, length, and size.
When preparing for the venipuncture, what should be done with the needle?
a. Keep the cap on until ready to draw.
b. Place it on a sterile pad.
Throw it away.
What are the reasons for inspecting a possible puncture site?
a. Estimate the size and depth of the vein (some may be too small or shallow).
b. Determine the direction of the vein's course (puncture with the grain, so to
Palpate the vein (for resiliency).
d. All of the above.
What may not be done once the puncture area is cleansed and excess alcohol
a. Grasp the forearm with the left hand.
b. Straighten the arm.
Contaminate the area.
d. Have the patient make a clenched fist.