The third edition of this popular text has been completely revised to guide students from an academic setting to a professional role as a certified phlebotomist. Soft skills are emphasized with special attention focused on expectations for students not only in the classroom but as they transition to working with patients. An updated art program; including a full color insert presents photographs of equipment and step-by-step procedures. New material includes a chapter on urine collection; updates related to basic blood and non-blood specimen collection procedures; and specimen handling and processing.
- Offers more than 15 step-by-step procedures to enhance student comprehension of the technical aspects of being a phlebotomist.
- Emphasizes the transition from student to professional by offering studying tips; job hunting strategies; and guidance on developing skills for clear and effective patient communication.
- Provides a quick-reference guide to 50 common laboratory tests; including a description; the collection tube color; and normal values.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
- Offers the latest information on phlebotomy procedures; techniques; and best practices in line with national certification testing standards.
- New and expanded content related to special considerations includes working with patients with vascular access lines and working with children and infants.
- Updated information related to safety procedures and HIPPA guidelines.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bonnie Karen Davis, MA, CLP, RPT
Bonnie K. Davis; MA; MPA has taught the Phlebotomy Certificate Program as Medical Office Technology Faculty at Pikes Peak Community College since 1997. She is retired from Penrose-St. Francis Health Services; where she was Laboratory Support Manager for 26 years.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of Procedures / ix
Preface / xi
PART I. STUDENT SUCCESS IN PHLEBOTOMY.
1. The Student's Role in the Classroom.
Phlebotomy in the Past. Professionalism. Ethics. Values. HIPAA. Patient Rights. HIPPA
Legal Issues. Risk Management/Quality Assurance. Healthcare Facilities Utilizing. Phlebotomists. Clinical Laboratory Departments. Study Skills. Clinical Laboratory Expectations.
2. The Student's Role in the Clinical Environment.
OSHA. Biological Hazards. Engineering Controls. Work Practice Controls. Latex Allergies. Chemical Safety. Electrical Safety. Radiation Safety.
PART II. BLOOD AND URINE COLLECTION.
3. The Circulatory System.
The Heart. Blood Vessels. Blood.
4. Blood Collection Equipment.
Venipuncture Equipment. Capillary Puncture Equipment.
5. Collection by Routine Venipuncture.
Organization of Work Load. Interacting with the Customer. Preparing for the Venipuncture. Performing the Venipuncture.
6. Collection by Skin Puncture.
Choosing the Skin Puncture. Composition of Skin Puncture Blood. Site Selection. Preparing the Site. Collection Devices. Performing a Fingerstick. Performing a Heelstick.
7. Special Blood Collection Procedures.
Newborn Screening. Blood Cultures. Glucose Tolerance Testing. Bleeding Time Test.
8. Special Considerations.
Pediatric Blood Collection. Elderly Blood Collection. Alternate Venipuncture Sites. Vascular Access Lines. Physiological Venipuncture Reactions. Patient Inquiries. Patient-focused Care. Point-of-Care Testing.
9. Urine Tests.
The Urinary System. Urine. Urine Collection.
10. Common Laboratory Tests.
50 Common Tests.
PART III. PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS IN PHLEBOTOMY.
11. Communication Skills for the Phlebotomist.
The Speaker . The Listener . The Observer. Telephone Techniques.
12. Conflict Management Skills.
Conflict Styles . Conflict Management. Problem Solving.
13. Becoming an Employee.
Healthcare Customers. Customer Satisfaction. Preparing for Professionalism. Phlebotomy Certification. Researching Potential Employment. Successful Employee Qualities.
Phlebotomy Proficiency Checklist.