PHLEBOTOMY: PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES, 2ND Edition is an essential reference tool for working health care professionals as well as students in allied health care programs who have an understanding of basic health care concepts. Focusing strictly on the principles of phlebotomy, including procedures related to sample collection, this go-to handbook provides information in a quick reference format and makes this an ideal on-the-job resource by emphasizing safety and patient comfort. PHLEBOTOMY: PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES, 2ND Edition has been updated and expanded to engage readers with the clear, reader-friendly writing style that made the 1ST Edition popular.
Table of Contents
List of Procedures.
UNIT 1: VENIPUNCTURE PRINCIPLES.
Focusing on the Patient. Customer Service. Patient Satisfaction. Universal Precautions, Body Substance Isolation, and Standard Precautions. Blood Components. Anticoagulants. Why So Many Choices in Types of Tubes. Blood Collection Equipment. Needle Safety. Cleaning of the Draw Site.Order of Drawing Tubes.
UNIT 2 VENIPUNCTURE TECHNIQUE.
Specimen Labeling. Test Request Form. Precautions in Blood Collection. Intravenous . Line. Vascular Access Device (Line). Handwashing. Latex Allergy. Collecting the Venipuncture Blood Sample. Criteria for Re-collection or Rejection of a Sample. Factors Affecting Laboratory Values. Chilling or Warming of Samples. Blood Cultures. Urine Collection.
UNIT 3 MICROCOLLECTION.
Microcollection Equipment. Capillary Puncture Blood Collection. Obtaining a Blood Sample from a Fingerstick. Obtaining a Blood Sample from Babies.
Appendix A Phlebotomy Competency Assessment.
Appendix B Phlebotomy Test Questions.