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Phlebotomy Handbook : Blood Collection Essentials

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780838581414

ISBN10:
0838581412
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/1/1998
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

This is the most timely and comprehensive source of blood and specimen collection information available on the worldwide market. Provides today's health care professionals with the latest safety guidelines; condensed information about new federal regulations; updates on equipment and supplies; new NCCLS standards and hazard prevention techniques; and extensive coverage on transcultural communication skills for all ages. Medical Technologists, Medical Technicians, Medical Assistants, Specimen collection supervisors, Laboratory Managers/Directors, Nurses. Also, a valuable resource for hospital laboratories, out patient clinics, physicians' office practices, and emergency rooms.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix(2)
Preface xi(4)
Acknowledgments xv
I. OVERVIEW 1(88)
1. Phlebotomy Practice and Health Care Settings
5(34)
2. Basic Anatomy and Physiology of Organ Systems
39(28)
3. The Circulatory System
67(20)
Phlebotomy Case Study: Changing Roles in Phlebotomy Practice
87(1)
Phlebotomy Case Study: Collection from the Dorsal Side of the Hand
88(1)
II. SAFETY PROCEDURES 89(84)
4. Infection Control
93(30)
5. Safety and First Aid
123(20)
6. Specimen Documentation and Transportation
143(28)
Phlebotomy Case Study: Accidental Injury
171(1)
Phlebotomy Case Study: Transporting Specimens from Homebound Patients to the Laboratory
172(1)
III. EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES 173(118)
7. Blood Collection Equipment
177(50)
8. Venipuncture Procedures
227(36)
9. Skin Puncture Procedures
263(10)
10. Complications in Blood Collections
273(14)
Phlebotomy Case Study: Ambulatory Health Care Collections
287(2)
Phlebotomy Case Study: Venipuncture Site Selection
289(2)
IV. SPECIAL PROCEDURES AND POINT-OF-CARE TESTING 291(130)
11. Pediatric Procedures
295(28)
12. Arterial, Intravenous (IV), and Special Collection Procedures
323(44)
13. Elderly, Home, and Long-term Care Collections
367(20)
14. Urinalysis and Body Fluid Collections
387(14)
15. Specimen Collection for Forensic Toxicology, Workplace Testing, Sports Medicine, and Related Areas
401(15)
Phlebotomy Case Study: Home Care Collections
416(2)
Phlebotomy Case Study: Bedside Glucose Testing
418(1)
Phlebotomy Case Study: Newborn Nursery Collections
419(2)
V. QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND LEGAL ISSUES 421(46)
16. Quality, Competency, and Performance Assessment
425(18)
17. Legal and Regulatory Issues
443(23)
Phlebotomy Case Study: Communication
466(1)
Appendices 467(18)
Units of Measurement and Symbols 467(2)
Metric Conversion Chart 469(2)
Formulas and Calculations 471(4)
Answers to Study Questions and Cases 475(10)
Index 485


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