Gathering mandatory information from patients and verifying their identities.
Disinfecting extraction sites using alcohol swabs.
Locating suitable veins and extracting blood samples using clean needles.
Cleaning puncture sites and covering them with gauze, cotton-wool balls, or sticking plasters.
Appropriately discarding used needles, syringes, and other items used during venipuncture procedures.
Appropriately storing blood samples in accordance with established guidelines.
Accurately labeling blood samples.