# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 885059666

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe basic human anatomy and physiology in relation to phlebotomy.


Description should include that the three veins (i.e., median cubital, cephalic, and basilica) most commonly recommended for venipuncture lie in the cubital fossa; blood collection and intravenous catheter insertion involve venous access; and venipuncture for the purposes of blood collection is usually performed on superficial veins in the cubital fossa region.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the three primary veins used for venipuncture?
  • How does the blood travel through the body?
  • What are the three differences between arteries and veins?
  • How may this affect drawing labs?
  • How will you know if you puncture an artery by mistake?
  • Why is routine blood collection performed on veins rather than arteries?

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The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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