This full-color, how-to text covers all aspects of phlebotomy, with complete coverage of equipment, safety procedures, arterial blood gases, point of care testing, and a special emphasis on practical phlebotomy skills. Procedures are outlined in a detailed storyboard format, pairing each step with a full-color photo to help students understand the equipment and techniques of routine venipuncture, butterfly venipuncture, skin punctures, and more. It includes workbook sections for review, study questions, competency checklists, and a revised mock certification exam.
Table of Contents
UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION TO PHLEBOTOMY 1. Introduction to Phlebotomy 2. Health Care Structure 3. Safety 4. Infection Control UNIT 2 PHLEBOTOMY BASICS 5. Medical Terminology 6. Human Anatomy and Physiology 7. Circulatory, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems UNIT 3 SPECIMEN COLLECTION 8. Venipuncture Equipment 9. Routine Venipuncture 10. Dermal Puncture 11. Venipuncture Complications 12. Blood Collection in Special Populations 13. Arterial Blood Collection 14. Special Collections and Procedures 15. Special Nonblood Collection Procedures UNIT 4 SPECIMEN HANDLING AND PROCESSING 16. Transport, Handling, and Processing UNIT 5 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES 17. Quality Phlebotomy 18. Legal Issues in Phlebotomy 19. Point-of-Care Testing Appendixes Glossary Index