Policy Number

NSHA CL-PB-040

NSHA CL-PB-040 Venipuncture for Blood Specimen Collection

Description

1.    The collection of blood specimens by venipuncture is required for the purpose of medical diagnosis, ongoing monitoring and/or    the evaluation of patient responses to treatment. 

2.    The quality of test results is directly dependent upon the quality of the specimen.

3.    Pre-analytical Error and patient management complications can be avoided with adherence to this policy and procedure.

4.    Patient safety is the ultimate goal, above all other considerations.

NOT FOR IWK REFERENCE AT THIS TIME

THIS POLICY HAS BEEN PUBLISHED FOR NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH

* REFERENCE ONLY *

THE POLICY BECOMES EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 01, 2021