I admit, I am crap at taking bloods! I have managed quite a few but they have all been easy, you know big juicy veins! I think my problem is that when there is no really obvious vein I do not like to go in blind, as I am scared of hurting people! This comes from me being squirmish about getting blood taken as my veins are crap! My best guinnea pig so to speak was a resident who used to be a nurse who after I failed to get blood the first time, kept sticking her arm out and saying 'try again or you won't learn'. Pity all residents are not that brave! Any hints!