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Description:This image depicts a trained phlebotomist, i.e., a technician skilled in the practice of drawing blood from a patient, removing the protective plastic tip that covers the needle just prior to performing a venipuncture into a patient’s antecubital arm vein.
This image is the eighth in a series of 19 images outlining the steps involved in extracting blood during the venipuncture process. The plastic needle-cover protects the needle, keeping it sterile, and is only removed just prior to performing a venipuncture in order to maintain a sterile procedure.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Jim Gathany
Creation Date:2004
Photo Credit:Jim Gathany
Links:CDC - National Laboratory Training Network
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.