H.30 No Sticks in Vein
- Most of us have good and bad experiences with needle blood draws. When it is not the pain from the actual stick itself, it is the discomfort of the needle twisting in your vein while the phlebotomist is changing tubes. The current practices of blood draws are based on phlebotomist experience with identifying and actually hitting the vein in a diagonal fashion. When more than one tube is needed the practitioner twists around twisting and untwisting tubes to the needle risking moving the needle in one’s arm. A more accurate tool of targeting the vein (perhaps a penlight that can better visualize the veins, or a more perpendicular needle shape) with a connection to a single multi-tube system is in need.