Users' questions

Can a nurse take blood from a vein?

Can a nurse take blood from a vein?

I sometimes have blood taken from me too and nine times out of ten end up feeling my own vein and telling the phlebotomist where to take it from. Most do it by what they can see – so go for superficial veins which collapse as soon as you stick a needle in it. I suppose unless you know the process you just have to go with the flow (lol!).

What to do if nurse can’t take blood?

Most do it by what they can see – so go for superficial veins which collapse as soon as you stick a needle in it. I suppose unless you know the process you just have to go with the flow (lol!). Drinking water may help but the more you drink then the more you will expel and it all balances out in the end.

Can a nurse draw blood if they are dehydrated?

We’re reducing MSN tuition by 14% and offering scholarships so more caring nurses can become FNP leaders. Some nurses are good at drawing blood, others aren’t. Some phlebotomist’s are good at drawing blood, others aren’t. Veins can be finicky regardless of being dehydrated vs hydrated.

Can a healthy person give blood on the NHS?

Most people can give blood if they are fit and healthy, but there are some rules for donors. Get the NHS Give Blood app Once you’ve got an account, download our app to book and manage your appointments.

How did nurse not be able to take blood?

She called in a senior nurse who tried to take from the back of my hands & despite managing to draw blood into the tube when she attached it to the needle, she couldn’t get any/enough into the container from either hand, so I have to go back next week & try again.

Why does it take so long to donate blood?

Consequently, air got in the line and they stopped the donation saying that it was now contaminated. I noticed the last time I gave blood that it seemed to take longer for me than for others. (Several people who started their donation after me left before me.)

Why did I not draw blood the first time?

The first time was in early morning, she tried twice, and couldn’t get any blood. I assumed it was because I was rather nervous since it was a new place I hadn’t been to, etc. However, this has never stopped me giving blood before and left me very confused. The second time, a week later (yesterday), I did everything by the book.

Why is my blood trickling out when I donate blood?

I tried to donate blood today, but the person with the ARC said that my blood was just trickling out. Someone came to assist, but it didn’t help. Consequently, air got in the line and they stopped the donation saying that it was now contaminated.