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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is pleased to introduce the newest edition of our leading textbook Phlebotomy Essentials, a book created for all who want to correctly and safely practice phlebotomy. This new edition continues the LWW focus on providing accurate, up-to-date, and practical instruction in phlebotomy procedures and techniques, grounded by a comprehensive background in phlebotomy theory. Key additions include updated information on the latest CLSI guidelines, new media to accompany each chapter, more color photos, and the addition of terms to align the text with the International Standards Organization (ISO).
Written to be highly accessible to students at all levels, and comprehensive enough for practicing phlebotomists, this text is complemented by a robust ancillary suite to help readers of all learning styles master the material. The online ancillaries, coupled with the text and available workbook and exam review book, help create a dynamic phlebotomy learning experience.
Ruth McCall received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and her medical technology certificate after a year’s internship at Saint Joseph’s School of Medical Technology in Phoenix, Arizona, and has worked or taught in the area of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Health Care Education since 1969. Ruth recently retired as Director of the Phlebotomy and Clinical Laboratory Assistant Programs after 18 years of teaching in the Health, Wellness and Public Safety Department at Central New Mexico (CNM) Community College (formerly TVI Community College). While at CNM Ruth proposed creation of the Clinical Laboratory Assistant Program, was instrumental in its development, and was responsible for it becoming one of the first programs at CNM offered entirely through distance education. Ruth participated with science instructors from a local high school in a program that introduced the students to health careers and was the first CNM phlebotomy instructor to teach phlebotomy to high school students through concurrent enrollment. She has lectured on phlebotomy at conferences throughout the United States, served as an expert witness in phlebotomy injury cases, and especially enjoyed participating in a medical technology exchange trip to China. Most recently Ruth had the privilege of being a member of the CLSI Working Group on Venipuncture charged with the 6th revision of the H3 Venipuncture Standard, and the CLSI Working Group on Skin Puncture charged with the 6th revision of the H4 Capillary Puncture Standard.
Family is very important to Cathee. Her husband of 45 years, Earl; their two children, Todd and Jaime; daughter-in-law, Chris; and two wonderful grandsons, Trevor and Connor, help her keep everything in perspective.
Table of Contents
UNIT I: INTRODUCTION TO PHLEBOTOMY IN HEALTHCARE
Chapter 1: Phlebotomy and the Healthcare Setting
Chapter 2: Quality Assurance and Legal Issues
Chapter 3: Infection Control, Safety, First Aid and Personal Wellness
UNIT II: OVERVIEW OF THE HUMAN BODY
Chapter 4: Medical Terminology
Chapter 5: Human Anatomy and Physiology Review
Chapter 6: The Circulatory System
UNIT III: BLOOD COLLECTION PROCEDURES
Chapter 7: Blood Collection Equipment, Additives, and Order of Draw
Chapter 8: Venipuncture Procedures
Chapter 9: Preanalytical Considerations
Chapter 10: Capillary Collection Equipment and Procedures
UNIT IV: SPECIAL PROCEDURES AND ADDITIONAL DUTIES
Chapter 11: Special Collections and Point-of-Care Testing
Chapter 12: Computers and Specimen Handling and Processing
Chapter 13: Nonblood Specimens and Tests
Chapter 14: Arterial Puncture Procedures
Appendix A Laboratory Tests
Appendix B Laboratory Mathematics
Appendix C Conversational Phrases in English and Spanish
Appendix D Work Restrictions for Healthcare Employees
Appendix E Answers to Study & Review Questions and Case Studies
Appendix F Tube Guides