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The third edition of Phlebotomy: A Competency-Based Approach was designed to provide a complete introduction to the practice of phlebotomy, with complete coverage of safety procedures, equipment, point-of-care testing, and other skills. The textbook speaks directly to students and encourages them to identify and apply the concepts learned. The text focuses on "need-to-know" information, and explains the reasoning behind the clinical information for a well-rounded and practical learning experience. It is suitable for phlebotomy certification programs, medical laboratory technician programs, medical assistant programs, and even independent and distance learning courses.
Table of Contents
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 The Delivery of Healthcare Chapter 2 Infection Control & Safety Chapter 3 Understanding Medical Terms and Abbreviations Chapter 4 Introduction to Body Systems and Laboratory Tests Chapter 5 The Cardiovascular System Chapter 6 Patient Identification and Specimen Requirements Chapter 7 Blood Collection Equipment Chapter 8 Routine Blood Collection Chapter 9 Blood Specimen Handling Chapter 10 Special Phlebotomy Procedures Chapter 11 Quality Assurance Chapter 12 Waived Testing and Collection of Non-blood Specimens Chapter 13 Professionalism Appendix A: Standard Precautions Appendix B: Transmission-Based Precautions Appendix C: Medical Terms: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Word Roots Appendix D: Medical Abbreviations Appendix E: Laboratory Tests Appendix F: Competency Checklists Appendix G: Historically-Relevant Phlebotomy Information Appendix H: Answer Key