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Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) Free Test Prep

2 Phil the New Phlebotomy Tech is assessing his patients’ veins for an appropriate venipuncture site. Because an IV is infusing in the right arm, Phil is starting his assessment to the left arm. What (if anything) has Phil done wrong?
  1. Phil did not consider venipuncture sites on the right arm, above the IV site.
  2. Phil did not consider venipuncture sites on the right arm, below the IV site.
  3. Phil did not know that only shunts should be avoided when assessing for a venipuncture site.
  4. Phil did not do anything wrong.
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4 What is the disadvantage of using the radial artery for arterial puncture?
  1. There is not a disadvantage; it is the first choice for arterial puncture.
  2. It lies close to the medial nerve.
  3. It is small.
  4. It is not easily palpable.
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