How To: Collect blood with the BD Vacutainer Safety-Lok

Collect blood with the BD Vacutainer Safety-Lok

Check out this video tutorial to see how to collect blood with the BD Vacutainer Safety-Lok Blood Collection Set.

BD Safety-Lok Blood Collection Sets are safety-engineered winged sets indicated for both infusion and blood collection. They feature a translucent, integrated protective shield that provides one-handed activation immediately after use to minimize the risk of needlestick injuries, and that allows for clear visibility of blood flashback.

• Upon completion of blood collection, apply light pressure to site using three fingers as shown
• Withdraw blood collection set by grasping the translucent yellow safety shield grip area with the thumb and index finger
• With opposite hand, grasp tubing between thumb and index finger
• Push the yellow shield forward until the safety shield is locked in place

Things to Remember:
• Handle all biologic samples and blood collection sharps (lancets, needles, luer adapters and blood collection sets) according to the policies and procedures of your facility
• Obtain appropriate medical attention in the event of any exposure to biologic samples (for example, through a puncture injury) since they may transmit viral hepatitis, HIV (AIDS) or other infectious diseases
• Utilize any built-in needle protector if the blood collection device provides one
• BD does not recommend reshielding used needles, but the policies and procedures of your facility may differ and must always be followed
• Discard BD Vacutainer Brand Safety-Lok Blood Collection Set in the nearest sharps collector. Follow your institution's policy for safe disposal of all medical waste

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