Venepuncture – How to take a blood sample – OSCE Guide

Venepuncture – How to take a blood sample – OSCE Guide


Hi there, I’m Andrew, one of the medical students Could I just confirm your name and date of birth please? Hi, Amanda Gilbert, 6th of February, 1992. Nice to meet you, Amanda. Today I’ve been asked to take some blood from you. Would that be ok? Yeah, that’s fine. This’ll just involve using a small needle, and inserting it into one of the veins in your arms. It might be a touch uncomfortable, but it won’t be painful. Is that alright? Yeah, that’s fine. You allergic to anything at all? Fantastic. I’ll just grab my equipment and then we’ll begin. Sharp scratch. Thank you, Amanda. That completes the procedure. You feeling okay? I’m fine, thank you. Great, I’m now going to send your blood samples up to the lab. The results will be back with you shortly.