Do not remove the needle now. If the needle were remove prior to the
Tourniquet being removed, blood would be forced out of the
venipuncture site, resulting in blood loss and/or hematoma formation
(tumor-like cluster of blood forming under the skin).
(12) Place a sterile gauze pad over the point where the needle entered the
skin and deftly withdraw the needle simultaneously putting pressure on the site (see
Figure 3-2g. Venipuncture procedure: Place a sterile pad over the site and
withdraw the needle.
(13) Have the patient extend the arm and maintain light pressure on the
gauze pad over venipuncture site (see figure 3-2h).
Figure 3-2h. Venipuncture procedure: Have the patient extend the arm and
maintain light pressure on the site.