This is the most timely and comprehensive 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.
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.