Angelika L. Ruperto April 10, 2021 BS Medical Technology – Level I MT 12 (LAB) – J A Critique Paper: Understanding the Clinical Concept of Venipuncture Using the Syringe Method In the medical field especially in the diagnostic section, various methods and procedures are developed to cope with the changes in the environment and the human body in order to provide better treatment and other healthcare services for the patient. Venipuncture in phlebotomy is one of the clinical laboratory procedures performed to obtain specimen blood sample from a vein for diagnostic purposes performed using two methods, the syringe and evacuated tube method. The syringe method manual draws blood from the vein. This is a conventional technique which is highly used because of its practicality and is considered as an efficient way of drawing blood from the human body. This written critic paper focuses on the importance and the effectivity of venipuncture using the syringe method procedure. The video presentation watched encapsulates the concept of venipuncture, the proper execution of the procedure, and the overall patient care before, during, and after performing this technique. Various researches have approved its use and it is widely integrated in all medical institutions and clinics as part of their clinical procedure. Although all medical procedures are regarded of importance, venipuncture is ranked as one of the most essential and the initial procedure performed for the majority of diagnostic tests. Moreover, having the skill for this technique is highly needed in the medical technology course. Venipuncture has been practiced for many centuries and is still one of the most common invasive procedures in health care. Performing this may differ in different locations. For example, hospitals or clinics in 1st world nations have a more advanced technological approach and easy execution of this technique as compared to the 3rd world nations. Despite of this, both embrace the idea of proper patient care and the overall concept of venipuncture. Phlebotomists in general or as observed in the Philippines always take into consideration performing venipuncture with care as well as observing the Universal Precautions to protect both the patient and the allied health professional themselves. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves and surgical masks should always be used in handling the specimens obtained. Proper identification of the patient is the first step in any procedure. As learned from the previous topics, misidentification of the patient and mislabeling are mortal sins of a medical technologist. As a medical technology student, it is essential to master the skill in performing venipuncture. The video was a very helpful tool which aids the students to visualize the syringe method. Furthermore, it served as a representation of the actual performance done. The phlebotomist has properly and clearly showed a detailed execution and effective explanation on the said technique. Venipuncture is an important clinical procedure which is why it is also important to understand its clinical concepts and to master effective and proper execution of this technique.