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Quick Guide to Blood Collection, Second Edition

Quick Guide to Blood Collection 2nd Ed.
  • Copyright:2016
  • ISBN:9781594251900
  • Pages:58

The Quick Guide to Blood Collection, Second Edition, assists all healthcare practitioners — phlebotomists, patient-care technicians, nurses, physicians, medical laboratory scientists, respiratory therapists, students, residents, and fellows — who have blood specimen collection responsibilities. The Guide:

  • describes standard venipuncture equipment and addresses patient identification and management, order of specimen tube draw, and good venipuncture techniques;
  • provides criteria that ensure specimen suitability, including complete draws, specimen mixing, hemolysis avoidance, and proper transport and storage;
  • emphasizes safety for the patient and for the phlebotomist, including prevention of needlestick injury and minimizing risk of infection; and
  • describes proper blood collection by vascular access device and provides detailed instructions for capillary and arterial puncture.

The authors, a patient outcomes analyst, a University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Laboratory Medicine faculty member, and the director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, Inc., write from everyday blood collection experience and from experience teaching medical laboratory scientists, residents, fellows, nurses, and phlebotomy supervisors.