Why is it most important that correct venipuncture technique be practiced? To:
a. Avoid unnecessary pain to the patient.
b. Prevent tissue damage.
Secure a good representative blood specimen.
d. Prevent contamination of the specimen or infection of the patient.
e. All of the above.
a, b, and d.
What may occur to the donor if the tourniquet is not removed as early as possible
once the blood starts flowing well?
a. Coagulation of the blood.
b. Changes in the quantitative values of the blood components.
Hemolysis of the blood specimen.
d. All of the above.
The blood count should be performed within _________________ once the blood
a. 30 minutes.
b. 3 hours.
d. 48 hours.
The site of a capillary puncture should be: