Unacceptable Sites for Venous Blood Collection

How to Subscribe
MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 146 CE courses, most popular
$95Add to cart
Pick Your Courses
Up to 8 CE hours
$50Add to cart
Phlebotomy CE Package$55Add to cart
Individual course$20Add to cart
Need multiple seats for your university or lab? Get a quote
The page below is a sample from the LabCE course Routine Venipuncture. Access the complete course and earn ASCLS P.A.C.E.-approved continuing education credits by subscribing online.

Learn more about Routine Venipuncture (online CE course)
Unacceptable Sites for Venous Blood Collection

If the antecubital area of the patient's arm is compromised or inaccessible, an alternate site must be chosen for venipuncture such as the top of the hand.
However, some sites must be avoided due to the risk of complications and/or unnecessary pain to the patient.