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Table 3 Venepuncture checklist

From: The effect of multitasking on the communication skill and clinical skills of medical students

Number Checklist item
1 Washes hands and introduces
2 Collects all equipment
3 Applies tourniquet and finds vein
4 Cleans skin overlying vein
5 Allows to dry
6 Correctly identifies bottles
7 Set up needle and vacutainer
8 Insert needle with bevel upwards
9 Push blood sample bottle into vacutainer
10 Change bottle whilst keeping needle in place
11 Remove tourniquet
12 Remove bottle
13 Remove needle
14 Apply pressure with cotton wool
15 Dispose of sharps correctly
16 Label bottles correctly