Phlebotomy Handbook:Blood Collection Essentials

series
Prentice Hall
author
Diana Garza / Kathleen Becan-McBride
publisher
Pearson
cover
Softcover
edition
7
language
English
total pages
592
pub.-date
September 2004
ISBN13
9780131133341
ISBN
0131133349
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Description

For Phlebotomy, Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Assisting, and Nursing courses.

Now in full-color with a landmark CD-ROM, this is the most timely, comprehensive market-leading source of blood and specimen collection information available on the worldwide market. It provides today's health care students with the latest safety guidelines; condensed information about new federal regulations; updates on equipment and supplies; new NCCLS standards and hazard prevention techniques; competencies important in the workplace; strategies for the certification process and securing a job; and extensive coverage on transcultural communication skills for all ages. Aside from its updated technical and procedural information, this edition is easy-to-read in a step-by-step format.

Features

  • NEW - Procedure boxes-Provide step-by-step instruction.
    • Guides students through techniques.

  • NEW - Free CD-ROM-Contains interactive exercises, photographs/video clips, and case scenarios.
    • Multimedia tool provides visual reference for techniques and concept reinforcement.

  • Clinical Alerts -Throughout all chapters.
    • Provide students with information on special precautions, hazards, and situations.

  • NEW - Color photos of venipuncture procedure, arm vein variations among individuals, hand vein variations, and preparation of microscopic slides.
    • Provides highly professional, real-life examples of human differences in veins of the arm and hand, and examples of acceptable and unacceptable blood smear preparation.

  • Expanded coverage of federal regulations and national guidelines/recommendations-Includes NCCLS standards, Infection Control guidelines, Certification and State Licensing issues, Guidelines for Newborn Screening, OSHA/NIOSH regulations, Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, "Order of Draw" for specimen collection tubes, Department of Transportation guidelines.
    • Includes pertinent laws and regulations, important safety information, and the technical aspects of the safe and effective use of new collection devices and safety needles.

  • Real-life case studies.
    • Encourage students to apply technical knowledge to clinical interactions.

  • Sections on trans-cultural communication and nonverbal and verbal communication strategies.
    • Informs students of specific issues pertaining to culture and enables students to practice various communication exercises.

  • Expanded sections related to ethical and legal issues.
    • Offers insight into ethical and legal issues phlebotomists may face.

  • Expanded Appendices-Include coverage of vital signs, finding a job, Military time & Greenwich time, and useful Spanish phrases.
    • Enables students to acquire, real-world information and techniques.

New to this Edition

  • Procedure boxes-Provide step-by-step instruction.
    • Guides students through techniques.

  • Free CD-ROM-Contains interactive exercises, photographs/video clips, and case scenarios.
    • Multimedia tool provides visual reference for techniques and concept reinforcement.

  • Color photos of venipuncture procedure, arm vein variations among individuals, hand vein variations, and preparation of microscopic slides.
    • Provides highly professional, real-life examples of human differences in veins of the arm and hand, and examples of acceptable and unacceptable blood smear preparation.

Table of Contents

I. OVERVIEW.

 1. Phlebotomy Practice and Quality Essentials.
 2. Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues.
 3. Basic Anatomy and Physiology of Organ Systems.
 4. The Circulatory System.

II. SAFETY PROCEDURES AND EQUIPMENT.

 5. Infection Control.
 6. Safety and First Aid.
 7. Specimen Documentation, Specimen Handling, and Transportation.
 8. Blood Collection Equipment.

III. PHLEBOTOMY PROCEDURES.

 9. Venipuncture Procedures.
10. Procedures for Collecting Capillary Blood Specimens.
11. Preanalytical Complications in Blood Collections.

IV. SPECIAL PROCEDURES AND POINT OF CARE TESTING.

12. Pediatric Procedures.
13. Arterial, Intravenous (IV), and Special Collection Procedures.
14. Elderly, Home, and Long-term Care Collections.
15. Urinalysis and, Body Fluids, and Other Specimens Collections.
16. Forensic Toxicology, Workplace Testing, Sports Medicine, and Related Areas.

APPENDICES.

Finding a Job.
The Basics of Vital Signs.
CDC Recommendations for Hand-Hygiene In Health Care Including Antimicrobial Spectrum and Characteristics of Hand-Hygiene Antiseptic Agents.
Sample Procedure for Performance of a Routine Venipuncture.
Laboratory Assays and the Required Types of Anticoagulants.
Maximum Amounts of Blood to be Drawn from Patients Younger Than 14 Years.
OSHA Labeling Requirements.
Whole Blood or Aperesis Donation Procedure.
Units of Measurement and Symbols.
Formulas and Calculations.
Military Time (24-hour clock).
Basic Spanish for Specimen Collection Procedures.
Answers to Self Study Questions and Cases.
Glossary.