5. Previous Trouble with Venipuncture
We asked the patients to tell us a little bit about themselves and their prior experience with venipuncture. Nearly half of the participants reported that they have had trouble with venipuncture and over three quarters know someone who has difficulty with venipuncture. This isn’t surprising in light of studies that have shown that about a third of venipuncture attempts fail on the first stick.
|Have you ever had trouble with IVs, blood tests or blood donations?||48%||52%|
|Do you know someone who is a difficult to stick patient?||77%||23%|
|Are you considered a difficult to stick patient? (34% were unsure)||40%||26%|