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1

How do you select a vein? (6)

1. Location
2. Size
3. Depth
4. Direction
5. Condition
6. Turgor

2

What does Turgor mean?

Bounce or resilience

3

What are the antecubital veins and order of preference?

1. Median cubital vein - center
2. Cephalic vein - harder to palpate and lies on the outside edge
3. Basilic vein - large and easy to palpate but nearby other important structures of the arm

4

What is antecubital fossa?

The inside of your elbow

5

Why is a deeper vein better?

Deeper veins usually have better flow and less damaged.

6

What is the ideal vein?

Predictable straight course

7

What is the ideal condition of the vein?

Bounces under the touch and is smooth with valves spaced far enough apart that you don't hit any others upon entry.

8

What is the middle vein?

Median cubital vein

9

What is the vein on the inside arm?

Cephalic vein.

10

What is the outside vein?

Basilic vein

11

What do you need to know for a hand draw? (6)

1. Smaller gauge needle - 25g
2. Use butterfly needle
3. Avoid valves in veins
4. Stabilize patient
5. Adjust angle
6. Anchor firmly

12

What type vein should be accessed by doctors?

Main venous vessel

13

What 2 things are near the basilica vein?

1. Median cutaneous nerve
2. Brachial artery

14

Why is an antecubital vein best?

Close to surface and less pain

15

What does thrombosis mean?

Swollen

16

What is a varicose vein?

Damaged, blood collects

17

Why don't you stick in confluence?

Bumpy, damaged

18

5 examples of unsuitable veins?

Bumpy veins
Hard cord like vein
Rolling vein
Small vein
Swollen vein

19

What is one example of very suitable vein

Deep vein

20

What are 2 examples of suitable veins?

Muscular arms
Heavy arms