Patient not properly identified with MHMH ID wrist band.
Patient who indicates refusal to have blood drawn.
Patient who is being transfused with blood products.
Venipuncture may be performed 15-30 minutes after transfusion is completed.
Above an IV site.
The hospital staff will draw below an IV if a site
Arterial puncture site or femoral puncture site.
Foot or leg veins.
The arm of a patient with a cannula, fistula or vascular graft.
The arm on the same side as mastectomy surgery.
However, it may be
possible to draw from the mastectomy arm if the arm on the non-mastectomy side
is not suitable for drawing. The patient's nurse should confirm that an order
has been written in the patient's chart stating blood may be drawn from the same
side as the mastectomy. It may be necessary for the nurse to contact the patient's
physician to have this order written in the patient's chart.