There are really only two reasons why patients would be nervous for a blood draw, said Dennis J. Ernst, MT(ASCP), executive director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education. "Either they've never had a venipuncture before, or they did and it wasn't pleasant," he said.
Below are a few ways to help nervous patients through the process of having their blood drawn:
- Be Friendly
5 Phlebotomy Tips