Venepuncture is the most used process in medicine, which involves the puncturing of vein, in order to take blood for diagnostic procedures; inject nutrients, medications, chemotherapy, intravenous therapy etc. One can also say that the puncture of a vein for therapeutic or surgical purposes is known as venepuncture.
This speciality requires great skills to draw blood from veins. The procedure is complex, if carried out inaccurately; it may cause life threatening problems. Therefore a following set of rules are followed before puncturing veins, and drawing blood or injecting nutrients. The blood drawn out of the body is either sent to labs for different diagnostic tests or kept safely for future use; mainly transfusion. In some cases, venepuncture is carried out to remove blood due to excessive amount of red blood cells and iron content in the blood flow.
Venepunture is carried out by lab technicians, nurses, and phlebotomists, EMTs, dialysis technicians, paramedics or other nursing staff. They keep the blood sampling safe, labelled and hygienic; making sure that the blood kept for future is transfusion-safe.Venupuncture Procedure Step-by-step:
The whole procedure of venepuncture is complex and all the rules applying to it must b followed strictly. Firstly, before starting the whole procedure, phlebotomists and lab technicians apply alcohol gel on their hands; ensuring self-hygiene. Following set of tasks must be done to ensure a good, efficient venepuncture:
Blood is labelled, and kept safe for further use and procedures. Venepunture ends and completes here.Required equipments: