I had a situation where a particular patient had such bad veins that I as well as several other nurses were unable to obtain it. However several days later a nurse working with this patient who had E.R. experience drew the blood. When I questioned that nurse about it she said that it was no problem - that she just got it from the patient's foot. As a nurse I have drawn blood for many years but never considered using the foot. I asked the nurse if she got a doctor's order for that and she said no that one was not needed. I want to know if any other nurses out there draw blood from the foot as a last resort.