Phlebotomy Simplified (3e) : 9780134718347

Phlebotomy Simplified (3e)

Garza & Becan-Mcbride
 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780134718347
ISBN 10
 
0134718348
Published
 
01/08/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
368
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$101.99
 
 
Title type
 
$65.00
 
 
Description
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).

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
New to this edition

Up-to-date, basic standards of safe, effective blood collection

  • The chapter featuring new equipment (Chapter 6) emphasizes the most updated and comprehensive safety features of phlebotomy supplies and equipment, with new images from key manufacturers in the industry.
  • 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.

Guidance in specific procedures and skills

  • This edition includes expanded sections on vein selection and preparation, as well as on venipuncture complications (preanalytical errors) and methods to avoid them.
  • A new appendix advises users on the acceptable blood volumes to withdraw from pediatric and neonatal patients.
  • An updated medical terminology section, along with a glossary, helps students use the field’s specialized terminology in practice.

Practical applications and engaging visuals

  • 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.
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.
Author biography

Diana Garza received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and completed her Medical Laboratory Science certification requirements at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her interest in laboratory sciences and in teaching led her to a Master of Science in Education at the Peabody School of Vanderbilt University. She received her Doctorate of Education in Allied Health Education and Administration through a collaborative graduate program of the Baylor College of Medicine at the University of Houston. Dr. Garza’s laboratory and teaching experience continued at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and, for many years, at the Microbiology Laboratory at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, where she later became the Administrative Director of the Division of Laboratory Medicine. In 1990, Dr. Garza joined the faculty of Texas Woman’s University—Houston Center, where she taught Internet-based quality improvement courses and became editor of several journals and continuing education publications. Dr. Garza has served on numerous health care advisory boards, as a board member for many nonprofit health care organizations, and on nationwide committees in the field of laboratory medicine. She continues her writing and editorial pursuits primarily in the field of phlebotomy.

Kathleen Becan-McBride
received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Houston; completed her medical laboratory science education at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas; and earned national board certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. While working at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Clinical Laboratory, she received a full scholarship to the University of Houston/Baylor College of Medicine collaborative Masters in Allied Health Education and Administration Program. Dr. Becan-McBride completed her Doctorate in Higher Education and Administration while teaching in the Medical Laboratory Science program and Physician Assistant program at University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston and Medical Laboratory Technician program at Houston Community College. She then became a faculty member and Chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Department at UTHealth. In more recent years at UTHealth, she was Director of Community and Educational Outreach, Director of Workforce and Resource Development, and Professor in the Medical School Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Dr. Becan-McBride has published 24 books and more than 57 articles. She has served on numerous national and international health care advisory boards, several editorial boards for health care journals, national and international committees and commissions, and educational advisory boards for medical laboratory science educational programs and community outreach programs. She was the elected Chair of the ASCP Board of Certification Board of Governors from 2008 to 2010 and received the ASCP Mastership Award in 2012; ASCP Board of Certification Distinguished Service Award in 2012; and ASCP Mentorship Award in 2016. Dr. Becan-McBride continues her Texas Higher Education Consultant activities in writing, presenting, and editing, mainly in the expanding area of blood collection.