First Venipuncture

Oooops five days no post. Sorry!

This morning we did venipuncture for the first time. SCARY! We watched a demo, then did a few dry runs with a capped syringe, practised on a rubber ‘arm’ thing (that is the exact thing in the picture), and then it was time to do it to each other! We all did pretty well.

Apparently I have DEEP VEINS. And apparently when you get nervous your veins sink even deeper in, but Gillian still got it first try. I kind of jiggled the syringe a bit when I was undoing the tourniquet on her so a little drop of blood came out. I’m sorry!!

Anyway in general it was easier than I expected. I thought it would be easier to miss the vein.

Would you be more scared to poke someone else or have someone poke you?

 

4 comments

  1. It is scarier to poke, because you can miss and cause more pain. I am not even aiming for anything specific (besides the toe) when I give anesthetic. Plus your needles are bigger, I think.

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