Flashcard 9 - Phlebotomy Flashcard Set for the Medical Assistant test

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The correct answer is:

hematoma, excessive bleeding, or nerve injury


Explanation:

Bruising (hematoma) is a common injury after a venous puncture. More uncommon complications are excessive bleeding (typically in a patient on blood thinners) or nerve injury, if the needle comes in contact with a nerve.

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