Rely on this comprehensive resource to master the techniques required to safely obtain quality specimens and to understand the whys as well as the hows.
Their 3rd Edition reflects current CLSI standards and offers greater emphasis on quality assessment and preanalytical considerations. It includes up-to-date information on safety equipment, phlebotomy techniques, laboratory information and identification systems, ethical and legal issues, medical terminology, body systems and related diagnostic laboratory tests.
Routine procedures and their complications as well as specialized phlebotomy, quality control, infection control, equipment, and additional duties of the phlebotomist are all thoroughly discussed.
Hundreds of new full-color illustrations • certification-style Study Questions • new Procedure and Pre-analytical Consideration boxes • and a CD-ROM with interactive student exercises and video clips make this edition even better than the last.
By Susan King Strasinger, DA, MLS(ASCP), University of West
Florida, Pensacola, Florida and Marjorie Schaub Di Lorenzo,
MLS(ASCP)SH, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Nebraska Methodist College,
- Offers a bonus CD-ROM in every book that features interactive student exercises (flashcards, quiz games) and more than 30 minutes of video clips that demonstrate proper techniques.
- Features a full-color design with more than 300 new line illustrations and photographs that bring phlebotomy to life.
- Reflects current standards from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, CDC, The Joint Commission, and OSHA regulations.
- Covers quality assessment (QA) and quality management systems (QMS,) including quality system essentials (QSE).
- Offers certification exam-style, multiple-choice questions that provide content review and exam preparation.
- Presents all procedures step-by-step with photographs in Procedure boxes.
- Emphasizes quality assessment and safety throughout, via Preanalytical Considerations, Technical and Safety Tips, and Phlebotomist alert boxes.
- Highlights key points and summarizes the most important information in each chapter.
- Recognizes the expanding role of the phlebotomist with coverage of point of care testing • arterial puncture • central venous access devices • specimen processing • and other special collection procedures such as bone marrow and other body fluid collections.
- Makes important concepts easy to understand with a friendly, narrative writing style.
- Uses Clinical Situations to encourage critical thinking and clinical application.
- Reviews new equipment and safety requirements (safety needle devices and disposal systems) mandated by OSHA.
- Includes evaluation checklists to show students how they will be assessed and as their roadmap for study and skill development.
- Presents special considerations for pediatric and geriatric patients.
Table of Contents
I. Phlebotomy and the Healthcare Field
Phlebotomy and the Healthcare Delivery System
The Clinical Laboratory
Regulatory, Ethical and Legal Issues
Chapter 4: Safety and Infection Control
II. Body Systems
Basic Medical Terminology
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
III. Phlebotomy Techniques
Venipuncture Complications and Preexamination Variables
Special Blood Collection
Quality Assessment and Management in Phlebotomy
IV. Additional Techniques
Arterial Blood Collection
Additional Duties of the Phlebotomist
Laboratory Tests and the Required Type of Anticoagulants and Volume of Blood
Answers to Study Questions
Answers to Clinical Situations
English-Spanish Phrases for Phlebotomy
“Quality, safety, and education issues were obviously very much a part of the authors’ agenda. I was pleased to see the authors concentrate efforts on why procedures and techniques are performed a certain way. I believe that understanding why we do things a certain way makes for less deviation from established protocols.”—Carol Becker, MS, MLS(ASCP), Program Director, School of CLS/School of HT, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois