Median Cubital & Antebrachial Veins: Locations & Functions


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Where is the median cubital vein located?

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1. What does 'superficial' mean in reference to a vein?

2. Which of the following veins is located on and extends down the forearm?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Where are median veins located and what are they used for? These are among the topics you will need to be familiar with in order to correctly answer the questions posed in this quiz/worksheet duo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully complete this quiz, you must be able to:

  • Tell where the median cubital vein is located
  • Explain what 'superficial' means in reference to veins
  • Identify which vein extends down the forearm
  • Note which letter the median cubital vein commonly looks like
  • Describe what the median cubital vein is often used for

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what the median cubital vein is used for
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as the use of the word 'superficial' when discussing veins
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the location of the median cubital vein
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe which vein extends down the forearm

Additional Learning

Get more details and term definitions when you use the lesson titled Median Cubital & Antebrachial Veins: Locations & Functions. The lesson includes:

  • The difference between veins and arteries
  • Illustrations of median veins
  • A descriptions of venipuncture
  • Where an IV catheter is placed and why it is used