Phlebotomy Handbook eBook (10e) : 9780134720074

Phlebotomy Handbook eBook (10e)

Garza,D et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: For courses in phlebotomy. Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Specimen Collection from Basic to Advanced links students and health care professionals to the latest information on safe, effective blood collection. Progressing from simple concepts to complex competencies, the text covers all of the communication, clinical, technical, and safety skills that any health care worker will use in the practice of phlebotomy and other specimen-collection procedures. The 10th Edition aligns the text with entry-level competencies of the NAACLS.

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Table of contents
  • 1. Phlebotomy Practice and Quality Assessment
  • 2. Communication, Computer Essentials, and Documentation
  • 3. Professional Ethics, Legal, and Regulatory Issues
  • 4. Infection Control
  • 5. Safety and First Aid
  • 6. Medical Terminology, Anatomy, and Physiology of Organ Systems
  • 7. The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
  • 8. Blood Collection Equipment for Venipuncture and Capillary Specimens
  • 9. Preexamination/Preanalytical Complications Causing Medical Errors in Blood Collection
  • 10. Venipuncture Procedures
  • 11. Capillary or Dermal Blood Specimens
  • 12. Specimen Handling, Transportation, and Processing
  • 13. Pediatric and Geriatric Procedures
  • 14. Point-of-Care Collections
  • 15. Blood Cultures, Arterial, Intravenous (IV), and Special Collection Procedures
  • 16. Urinalysis, Body Fluids, and Other Specimens
  • 17. Drug Use, Forensic Toxicology, Workplace Testing, Sports Medicine, and Related Areas
  • Appendices:
  • 1. NAACLS Entry-Level Phlebotomist Competencies
  • 2. Competency Assessment Tracking Checklist
  • 3. Finding a Job
  • 4. International Organizations
  • 5. The Basics of Vital Signs
  • 6. Hand Hygiene in Health Care Settings: Stay Up-to-Date with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA)
  • 7. Common Laboratory Assays, Reference Intervals, and Critical Limits
  • 8. Blood Collection and Allowable Volumes from Pediatric and Neonatal Patients
  • 9. Cautious Use of Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols
  • 10. Formulas, Calculations, and Metric Conversion
  • 11. Military Time (24-Hour Clock)
  • 12. Basic Spanish for Specimen Collection Procedures
  • 13. Answers to Study Questions, Case Studies, and Competency Checklists
Features & benefits

Foundational skills of phlebotomy practice and other specimen-collection procedures

  • Students establish basic knowledge in the roles and functions of a phlebotomist in the health care industry, including information about quality, communication skills, legal issues, safety, first aid, and infection control.
  • Special attention is paid to compassionate communication with vulnerable patients, with coverage of topics such as generational traits, age considerations, cultural factors, special needs, and gender identity.
  • Revised - This edition has reconfigured student learning objectives to be a more advanced extension of the entry-level competencies of the National Accrediting Committee for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Procedures, equipment, and industry standards

  • Step-by-step instructions to procedures throughout the text provide an “on the job” perspective, while Clinical Alerts indicate procedures or concepts with vitally important clinical consequences for patients.
  • Updated - Advanced content includes the latest techniques in vascular access for difficult blood collections from pediatric or adult patients, and the latest information on diabetic testing using procedures overlapping between the glucose-testing and Hemoglobin A1c protocols.
  • Updated - The chapter featuring new equipment (Chapter 8) emphasizes the most updated and comprehensive safety features of phlebotomy supplies and equipment, with new images from key manufacturers in the industry.
  • Updated - The text draws on current industry standards from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, risk and error reduction, patient and worker safety, needlestick prevention, and The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals.

Practice opportunities and learning aids


  • Problem-solving cases, Action in Practice cases, and Check Yourself sections integrate information into real-life situations and test students’ knowledge of the requirements and steps to perform a procedure.
  • Competency checklists provide a list of competencies students should master relevant to the chapter content and the NAACLS competencies.
  • Revised - Updated artwork visually reinforces key concepts, while colorful photographs illustrate important concepts and show procedural steps and equipment.
  • Updated - The glossary has been updated and expanded to include keywords and other terms important to phlebotomists.
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