A bad blood draw compromises the sample of blood - yielding an inaccurate result - adversely affecting Dx and Tx.
A blood draw via the 21cVA Technique produces a quantity sufficient, non-compromised sample of blood - yielding an accurate result - with an accurate Dx.
What is this STEM 21cVA Technique?
The veniCuff maintains the normal A&P of that segment of vein - protecting the integrity of the vein wall and a normal BP for that segment of vein vs. the forced over distention of the vein with the tourniquet.
Gentle touch results in a natural dilatation of the vein vs. smack, slapping, flicking, and tapping which causes a vasoconstriction of that segment of vein, not a vasodilatation. Gentle. Gentle. Gentle.
A 45 degree angle of needle entry is less damaging, less painful, and less friction grab and drag on the needle - it will glide right through the tissue without any gripping or shoving to overcome the friction of the 15-30 degree entry.
There's a new STEM palpation method for :
And a new STEM needle insertion technique
that prevents vein rupture and
minimizes vein wall injury:
The ONLY phlebotomy training program in the USA and the World that teaches Vein Access Technologies' STEM 21cVA Technique for Blood Draw.
No other program in the United States teaches the VAT method (yet), and no other phlebotomy program in the United States is taught by a science degreed and clinically experienced instructor.
STEM makes the difference.