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Evaluating venepuncture practice on a general children’s ward

02 March 2010

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Aim To assess the training for, practice of, and effects of venepuncture in children on a general children’s ward. To identify approaches that might reduce the...

Hereditary haemochromatosis: patient support and education

23 September 2009

Nursing Standard


Hereditary haemochromatosis is a genetic disorder resulting in iron accumulation. Nurses have a key role in increasing public awareness and educating patients and...

How to undertake venepuncture to obtain venous blood samples

14 March 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Venepuncture and obtaining accurate blood samples is an important procedure in healthcare, and can assist in the diagnosis, care and...

An evaluation of sharp safety blood evacuation devices

29 June 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes an evaluation of three sharp safety blood evacuation devices in seven Welsh NHS boards and the Welsh Blood Service. Products consisted of two...

Performing venesection in a person with a learning disability

23 June 2022

Learning Disability Practice

clinical procedures

People with learning disabilities face challenges in accessing healthcare services, particularly testing, screening and monitoring, which means that common...