My sister is a new nurse < 1 year and just got her dream job in the ER. Now after 10 months of being a float nurse, she is doing blood draws and is having trouble with what color tube to use for what test. I only know the bare minimum that we use on peds, since most of our pts are done in the ER.
Can anyone tell me where she can find this info? Thanks.
Jan 13, '08
We draw a rainbow, that way the lab has tubes for every test. Even blood cultures (one set) can be drawn and placed in a tube but I have to always call the lab to remember which tube.
And my lab tubes are different than traumaRU's lab tube colors......so it really does vary a bit from place to place.
When in doubt, call the lab....
Last edit by mom2michael on Jan 13, '08