Phlebotomy Simplified, 3rd edition

  • Diana Garza, 
  • Kathleen Becan-McBride

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Phlebotomy Simplified is an easy-to-follow introduction to basic phlebotomy for the beginning health care student. The text takes a step-by-step, practice-oriented approach to blood collection procedures. 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 pediatric clinics.

The 3rd Edition has been reconfigured to make learning objectives a more direct extension of the entry-level competencies of NAACLS. Competencies of the National Accrediting Committee for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) are linked to relevant chapters and to coverage level (basic or intermediate). To help you synthesize the material, each chapter ends with critical-thinking activities, including study questions, problem-solving cases and competency assessments.

Published by Pearson (September 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780134709840

Subject: Medical Assisting

Category: Phlebotomy


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

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


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