Q. I need information on blood draws: how to, equipment, different patient groups, etc. HELP!

venipuncture, phlebotomy


To find information on this topic in eBooks, try searching the eBooks and Academic Books via EBSCO database. Many nursing procedures and skills books have chapters on venipuncture. Try search terms like:

  • venipuncture
  • venous puncture
  • nursing procedures
  • nursing skills
  • blood collection
  • blood draws
  • blood sampling
  • phlebotomy

Textbook image: The Phlebotomy Textbook  Textbook Image: Blood Collection - A Short Course  Textbook Image: Phlebotomy Notes

For additional resources (articles, how-to information, and more) search terms like those listed above in the databases linked to below. Consider adding in additional terms with the word "and" to make your search more specific. For example:

  • phlebotomy and children
  • venipuncture and elderly

Nursing Reference Center Plus via EBSCO  (NRC+)

  • NRC has great, practical content such as  how-to and professional practice articles that include photos.
  • NRC content can be a bit tricky to cite with APA, so we created a helpful answer on NRC and APA!

Health Source: Nursing/Academic via EBSCO

Health Sciences and Nursing via ProQuest

  • Note: this database includes how-to videos on venipuncture! Follow this link for information on how to find them easily!
  • APA hint for EBSCO and ProQuest databases.


  • Last Updated Feb 02, 2020
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  • Answered By Anna Phan

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