The Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist provides the coursework essential for students desiring entry-level positions in this field. Students are introduced to the departments within the clinical laboratory and to an overview of job opportunities. Fundamental skills such as venipuncture procedures, and speciman collection, as processing, and transportation are thoroughly described.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Career of Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist. Chapter 2: Departments in the Clinical Laboratory. Chapter 3: Medical Terminology for the Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist. Chapter 4: Ethical and Legal Considerations for the Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist. Chapter 5: Infection Control Practices in the Clinical Laboratory. Chapter 6: General Safety Issues in the Healthcare Environment. Chapter 7: An Introduction to Blood Drawing: The Circulatory System. Chapter 8: Preparing for Blood Collection. Chapter 9: Performing the Venipuncture. Chapter 10: Performing the Skin Puncture. Chapter 11: Special Blood Collection Procedures. Chapter 12: Hazards and Complications of Blood Drawing. Chapter 13: Obtaining Blood Samples from Animals. Chapter 14: Urine Specimen Collection. Chapter 15: Collection of Other Non-Blood Specimens. Chapter 16: Quality Assurance and the Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist. Chapter 17: Transporting, Processing, and Distributing Clinical Specimens. Chapter 18: Operating Laboratory Equipment. Chapter 19: Measurements and Calculations. Chapter 20: Reception and Telephone Technique. Chapter 21: The Computer System and Other Office Machinery. Chapter 22: Health Insurance. Chapter 23: Customer Service Skills. Chapter 24: Conflict Management in the Clinical Laboratory. Chapter 25: Obtaining the Right Job for You. Chapter 26: The Excellent Clinical Laboratory Employee. Chapter 27: Certification, Regulations, and Continuing Education Requirements.