The Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-08-31
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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The Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist provides the coursework essential for students desiring entry-level positions in this field. Students are introduced to the departments within the clinical laboratory and to an overview of job opportunities. Fundamental skills such as venipuncture procedures, and speciman collection, as processing, and transportation are thoroughly described.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Career of Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist
Chapter 2: Departments in the Clinical Laboratory
Chapter 3: Medical Terminology for the Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist
Chapter 4: Ethical and Legal Considerations for the Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist
Chapter 5: Infection Control Practices in the Clinical Laboratory
Chapter 6: General Safety Issues in the Healthcare Environment
Chapter 7: An Introduction to Blood Drawing: The Circulatory System
Chapter 8: Preparing for Blood Collection
Chapter 9: Performing the Venipuncture
Chapter 10: Performing the Skin Puncture
Chapter 11: Special Blood Collection Procedures
Chapter 12: Hazards and Complications of Blood Drawing
Chapter 13: Obtaining Blood Samples from Animals
Chapter 14: Urine Specimen Collection
Chapter 15: Collection of Other Non-Blood Specimens
Chapter 16: Quality Assurance and the Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist
Chapter 17: Transporting, Processing, and Distributing Clinical Specimens
Chapter 18: Operating Laboratory Equipment
Chapter 19: Measurements and Calculations
Chapter 20: Reception and Telephone Technique
Chapter 21: The Computer System and Other Office Machinery
Chapter 22: Health Insurance
Chapter 23: Customer Service Skills
Chapter 24: Conflict Management in the Clinical Laboratory
Chapter 25: Obtaining the Right Job for You
Chapter 26: The Excellent Clinical Laboratory Employee
Chapter 27: Certification, Regulations, and Continuing Education Requirements

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