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Mr George McFarlane is a 53year old Male. He has presented to hospital yesterday after he fell while getting out of his truck. The X-ray on admission showed that George has sustained a compound fracture of his right ankle, which required an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) to repair. Surgery was completed this morning and George has returned to the ward from the Operating theatres 2 hours ago. George social history include:

      •        ETOH (Alcohol) usage on a regular basis

      •        Smoker, averages 15 cigarettes per day

      •        Often consumes take away/ fast food diet as away from home regularly

      •        Sedentary lifestyle, Little to no exercise

Mr McFarlane is 118kg and 180cm in height. Current vital signs Resp 26, O2 Sats 97% on   room air (RA), BP 170/90, HR 110, Temp 37.

Question 4

After completing the 12 lead ECG and review by the doctor, it is determined that George’s chest tightness is not cardiac related. The doctor has requested that you collect a sample of blood to determine what may be the cause of George’s symptoms.

a)       In your own words, describe the steps in completing venepuncture (remember to include in your response dignity, privacy and safety considerations)

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