How To: Draw blood with a butterfly needle

Draw blood with a butterfly needle

If you need to learn how to use a butterfly needle to draw blood (phlebotomy) then you've come to the right place. This video will show you what you need to know to get it done. Please see the creator's comments below:

Demonstration of phlebotomy using a butterfly needle on a mannequin. These videos were created for educational purposes. While I have performed phlebotomy many times, I do not claim to be an expert on all medical or surgical matters, including the various procedures that are performed in these videos.

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2 Comments

Very well explained!! THANK YOU! I am in training now and wanted kind of a feel for it before we start sticking.

We don't use a bandaid when done drawing the blood. We use a 2x2 and wrap tightly with corban. I usually tell the patient to leave it on for at least one or more hours. This should cut done on bruising.

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