I have a patron requesting laboratory guidelines on whether or not to have a patient pump their fist during a blood draw.  I have a few articles that show that this technique raises potassium levels, but I don't have access to any phlebotomy or laboratory guidelines.

I'd really like the excerpt on veinpuncture procedure from the 'Procedures for the Collection of Diagnostic Blood Specimens by Veinpuncture'- 2007, 6th ed. It is published by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute.  WorldCat had pretty sparse holdings on this title, so it's a slim hope that someone out there has this in their collection!


Molly Montgomery, MLS, MS
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