ABB  Vol.4 No.1 A , January 2013
Complications of venepuncture
ABSTRACT

Venepuncture is the commonest procedure performed in health care settings. A review of literature and search on complications of venepuncture and blood collection. This procedure is without complications, which sometime can be fatal. Complications that can arise from venepuncture include haematoma formation, nerve damage, pain, haemaconcentration, extravasation, iatrogenic anaemia, arterial puncture, petechiae, allergies, fear and phobia, infection, syncope and fainting, excessive bleeding, edema and thrombus.


Cite this paper
Buowari, O. (2013) Complications of venepuncture. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 4, 126-128. doi: 10.4236/abb.2013.41A018.
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