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Preventing Preanalytical Errors: Applied Phlebotomy Video Series, 2nd Edition

Preventing Preanalytical Errors: Applied Phlebotomy Video Series, 2nd Edition
  • Copyright: 2010

Price: $249.00

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Specimen collection errors can lead to serious consequences to the patient, including overmedication, undermedication, mismanagement, misdiagnosis, and even patient death. These negative consequences can only be prevented by healthcare personnel who realize how critical their blood collection technique is to accuracy of the results. This newly revised DVD details over 40 of the most commonly committed errors during specimen collection, transportation, and storage that can alter test results. Topics covered include the proper order of draw, minimizing specimen hemolysis, drawing blood during the infusion of IV fluids, specimen stability, and the effects of exercise, posture, and prolonged tourniquet application. Approximate running time: 43 minutes

Features include:

  • Dynamic 3D graphic animation of how hemoconcentration alters test results;
  • Detailed information on proper patient identification, the effects of prolonged tourniquet time, the order of draw, complications with IV fluids, and much more;
  • Precautions against relying on arm bracelets not attached to the patient.