Phlebotomy Simplified eBook (3e) : 9780134709772

Phlebotomy Simplified eBook (3e)

Garza,D et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: For introductory courses in phlebotomy. An easy-to-follow introduction to basic phlebotomy practice. Phlebotomy Simplified is a step­-by-­step, practice-­oriented approach to blood collection procedures for the beginning health care student. It can also serve as a practical reference guide for health care professionals responsible for blood and specimen collection in diverse settings, including hospitals, ambulatory clinics, home health care, and paediatric clinics. The 3rd Edition has been reconfigured to make student learning objectives a more direct extension of the entry-level competencies of the National Accrediting Committee for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

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Table of contents
  • 1. Phlebotomy Practice and Quality Assessment Basics
  • 2. Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues
  • 3. Basic Medical Terminology, the Human Body, and the Cardiovascular System
  • 4. Safety and Infection Control
  • 5. Documentation, Specimen Handling, and Transportation
  • 6. Blood Collection Equipment
  • 7. Preexamination/Preanalytical Complications
  • 8. Venipuncture Procedures
  • 9. Capillary or Dermal Blood Specimens
  • 10. Pediatric and Geriatric Procedures
  • 11. Special Collections
  • Appendices
  • 1. NAACLS Entry-Level PBT Competencies and Chapter Matrix
  • 2. Competency Assessment Tracking Checklist
  • 3. Finding a Job
  • 4. Cautious Use of Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols
  • 5. Military Time (24-Hour Clock)
  • 6. Collection and Allowable Blood Volumes from Pediatric and Neonatal Patients
  • 7. Basic Spanish for Specimen Collection Procedures
  • 8. Answers to Study Questions and Case Studies
  • Glossary
Features & benefits
  • Up-to-date, basic standards of safe, effective blood collection
  • Students learn the communication, clinical, technical, and safety skills that any health care worker will use in the practice of phlebotomy and other specimen collection procedures.
  • Step-by-step technical procedures are presented throughout the text, illustrations, colourful photographs, and flowcharts.
  • Updated - The chapter featuring new equipment (Chapter 6) emphasises the most updated and comprehensive safety features of phlebotomy supplies and equipment, with new images from key manufacturers in the industry.
  • Updated - Students learn current industry standards of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), risk and error reduction, patient and worker safety, needlestick prevention, and The Joint Commission.
  • Expanded - This edition includes expanded sections on vein selection and preparation, as well as on venipuncture complications (pre-analytical errors) and methods to avoid them.
  • New - A new appendix advises users on the acceptable blood volumes to withdraw from paediatric and neonatal patients.
  • Updated - An updated medical terminology section, along with a glossary, helps students use the field’s specialised terminology in practice.
  • Clinical alert symbols indicate where extra caution is needed to prevent pre-analytical errors, or highlight circumstances that may harm patients or health care workers.
  • NAACLS competencies are linked to the chapter covering the pertinent information and to the level of coverage (basic or intermediate). More advanced content is available in Phlebotomy Handbook, 10th Edition.
  • New - This edition includes many new images, figures, and charts, such as detailed anatomical figures depicting the relationship of blood vessels to nerves in the arm and hand, and photos of new phlebotomy technology, equipment, and supplies.
  • Each chapter ends with study questions, problem-solving cases, and competency assessments to encourage engagement and critical thinking.
  • An Advocating Patient Safety section on preventable errors and risk reduction includes a short commentary or case analysis with discussion questions related to the patient’s safety.
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