Venepuncture

Superficial veins are found in the superficial fascia and the large ones are always in the roof of the cubital fossa. Look for the vein by its distension on the skin without pulsation. Approach the vein through skin with the point of the needle. Enter the epidermis and dermis gently to reach the superficial fascia and puncture the vein which invariably bleeds. Then advance the point of the needle forward by reducing the angle of entry to almost zero. Strap the needle on the skin.

 

 

 


  Electronic School of Medicine
 Creator: Oluwole Ogunranti