Procedures in Phlebotomy / Edition 4

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Introducing the practices and procedures of phlebotomy, Procedures in Phlebotomy, 4th Edition provides easy-to-read guidelines for both basic and special phlebotomy techniques. It describes proper procedures for venipuncture, special collection procedures, and pediatric and geriatric considerations, and addresses essential topics such as infection control, OSHA guidelines, and anatomy and physiology. It also discusses professional issues such as interpersonal communication, department management, total quality, and medical-legal topics. Written by expert phlebotomy educator John C. Flynn, Jr., this edition includes more in-depth content, a new chapter on medical terminology, new case studies, and a practice exam that prepares you for the phlebotomy certification exam.

A 150-question practice exam provides a comprehensive review of content and prepares you for the phlebotomy certification examination with questions that mirror the exam's multiple-choice format.
• Competency score sheets
allow you to evaluate your mastery of newly acquired skills related to the most critical and important steps in phlebotomy procedures.
A color Tube Guide provides a quick reference for determining the type of tube to use for blood collection of common tests.
Review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce your understanding and provide a self-assessment tool.
A glossary provides a quick reference to definitions for all of the book's terms.
A companion Evolve website enhances learning with interactive quizzes and WebLinks for further reading and research.

• NEW content
includes a new chapter on medical terminology, and also addresses patient quality issues, geriatric considerations, and point-of-care tests.
• Case studies with critical thinking questions
allow you to apply chapter content to real-life scenarios.
Lists of key terms identify new terminology.
Learning objectives begin each chapter, setting measurable outcomes you will achieve.
• Spanish phrases
related to phlebotomy are included in the appendix for quick reference.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some two-color illustrations and color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a comprehensive book on phlebotomy procedures. The previous edition was published in 2004.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an updated book devoted to phlebotomy procedures.
Audience: It is designed for students in phlebotomy training programs. It is also intended to be an asset for medical laboratory technician, medical assistant, and/or nursing students. It is also meant to be useful to practicing phlebotomists or those no longer practicing but who want an update and refresher for their knowledge and skills.
Features: This 234-page book is deceptively slim considering the considerable resources it contains. It is exactly what is says it is — a book of phlebotomy procedures - and 14 chapters cover everything from basic anatomy to regulatory requirements for phlebotomists. New to this edition is the structured format of each chapter, beginning with learning objectives, key words, critical thinking cases, and safety summary boxes. Relatively unique to phlebotomy books for the U.S. audience is an appendix of commonly used Spanish phrases, complete with phonetic pronunciation guides. Excellent color pictures abound. I especially liked the critical thinking cases and the very accessible language. There is also an online tie-in where additional teaching materials can be found, such as practice exams. Of note, these online practice exams have an unlimited number of tries, so the nervous phlebotomist-to-be can practice away all anxieties before taking the official exam. This book ranks equal to other excellent phlebotomy textbooks (e.g., Complete Textbook of Phlebotomy, 4th edition, Hoeltke (Delmar Cengage Learning, 2012), Phlebotomy Essentials, 5th edition, McCall and Tankersley (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012), or Applied Phlebotomy, Ernst (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005)).
Assessment: This comprehensive phlebotomy book would be a great asset for students in any healthcare field requiring phlebotomy skills.
Kathleen M. McKenna
This textbook provides current and practical information for the student of phlebotomy. The text is divided into two basic sections: The Practice of Phlebotomy and Professional Issues. This is the second edition of a text first published in 1994. The intent is to provide a training manual for students of phlebotomy, whether they are just entering the profession or have been practicing for some time and wish to stay abreast of the rapid changes in the field of phlebotomy. In a clear, concise manner, the author covers the clinical, technical, safety, and communication skills used in the practice of phlebotomy and sample collection. Chapters on multiskilling and phlebotomy department management particularly enrich this text. The author meets his objective of providing a useful, informative textbook for students of phlebotomy. The author cites an audience of those just entering the field of phlebotomy and those who have been practicing in the field and want to be updated and kept current. The chapter on multiskilling shows the expanding role of the phlebotomist, who may now be referred to as a patient care technician, patient associate, or clinical assistant who performs other hospital duties in addition to phlebotomy. This text is appropriate as both a training manual and as a resource for students of phlebotomy. The author and contributors are experienced educators in both phlebotomy and laboratory medicine and have designed this book to meet the needs of the target audience. The first sections includes an introduction, plus chapters on anatomy and physiology, infectious diseases and their prevention, phlebotomy equipment, basic collection procedures, special collection procedures,complications of phlebotomy, and multiskilling for phlebotomists. The clinical and technical chapters are well written and easily understood. A sample Competency Evaluation is a useful addition to the technical chapters. Phlebotomy procedures are effectively illustrated with both photographs and detailed drawings. The chapters on infectious disease and prevention and on complications of phlebotomy address current issues with a thoroughness not usually seen in a text of this type. The chapter on multiskilling provides an overview of the many tasks now being assigned to phlebotomists in many healthcare institutions. In the second part, such topics as interpersonal communication, professionalism, phlebotomy department management, total quality in phlebotomy service, and medical-legal issues are covered appropriately and presented in a straightforward manner. Each chapter includes both an outline and review questions. The inclusion of chapter objectives would benefit both student and instructor; and while the glossary is quite thorough, definitions of key terms within the chapters would be an asset. The overall format is easy to read, with contrasting color used to highlight section headings, tables, and figures. The addition of an appendix on animal phlebotomy is unusual in this type of basic text, but serves a purpose in providing the phlebotomist with an overview of sample collection in veterinary medicine. This textbook is a competent presentation of the latest information for both students and other healthcare workers who perform phlebotomy. The author details the collection process, from basic anatomy and physiology to safety practices and equipment. Changes in healthcare delivery and their impact on phlebotomy are addressed by including a section on multiskilling. Procedures are presented in a straightforward manner, with step-by-step instructions and accompanying illustrations. The appendix on animal phlebotomy is well presented and not usually found in texts at this level. This is a basic training manual for phlebotomy, more useful as a student's manual than as an instructor's guide. The chapter review questions and sample phlebotomy examination are useful tools in preparing a student for certification.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437725551
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/4/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 363,967
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Practice of Phlebotomy 1. Introduction to Phlebotomy 2. Anatomy and Physiology 3. Infectious Diseases and Their Prevention 4. Medical Terminology NEW! 5. Equipment 6. Proper Procedures for Venipuncture 7. Special Collection Procedures 8. Pediatric and Geriatric Procedures 9. Complications of Phlebotomy 10. Point-of Care for Phlebotomists Part 2: Professional Issues 11. Interpersonal Communication and Professionalism 12. Phlebotomy Department Management 13. Total Quality in Phlebotomy Service 14. Medical-Legal Issues and Health Law Procedures Appendix A: Answers to Chapter Review Questions Appendix B: Practice Examination for Certification Appendix C: Helpful Spanish Phrases Glossary

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    Posted October 25, 2013

    Highly Recommended--

    Im a visual learner and this book is perfect for me. Explains topics really well, the questions at the end of the chapter are very good. Im still in class and i just love this book.

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