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also known as a "winged infusion set." A modified venipucture needle that is shorter in length, is held by its "butterfly wing," and has tubing attached to the posterior portion of the needle that can be attached to a needle holder or syringe.
a small blood vessel that connects arterioles and venules. Contains a mixture of arterial and venous blood.
puncturing the lateral portion of the heel in an infants in order to collect a blood specimen. This may only be done on infants that are not yet walking.
a sharp, piercing device used to puncture a finger or heel in order to obtain a capillary specimen.
point of care(POS) testing
laboratory tests that can be performed at the patients bedside, rather that sending the specimen to the lab for testing. Requires a very small amount of specimen.
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