This article discusses what those who draw blood specimens from pediatric patients must know in order to minimize the trauma
of the experience for the child, obtain specimens that are not affected by preanalytical errors, protect the child from injury, and
safeguard the collector from accidental exposures. Pointers include proper site selection, prewarming techniques, strategies to
calm fears, proper positioning, and performing a painless venipuncture.
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