Phlebotomy Procedures and Practices / Edition 2

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780840023049
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 0.17 (w) x 0.28 (h) x 0.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn B. Hoeltke, M.B.A., M.T.(A.S.C.P.), P.B.T, D.L.M., works for a leading joint venture laboratory in the Midwest. In addition to more than 30 years' experience in various laboratory leadership roles, Mr. Hoeltke teaches on the technical college level, has developed and taught a nursing-based program for a hospital, and has taught phlebotomy as a career development program for entry level laboratory positions. He also serves as phlebotomy advisor with VuStik corporation to develop infrared imaging as a tool to find veins for venipuncture, and he has consulted with several nursing homes and laboratories in teaching phlebotomy techniques to their staff. He has published several magazine articles, has been a contributing textbook author for Comprehensive Medical Assisting, and is the author of multiple phlebotomy texts, including The Clinical Laboratory Manual Series: Phlebotomy, and Phlebotomy: Procedures and Practice by Delmar, Cengage Learning.

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Table of Contents

List of Procedures. Preface. Learning Objectives. 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. References. Appendix A Phlebotomy Competency Assessment. Appendix B Phlebotomy Test Questions. Index.

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