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?