Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Specimen Collection from Basic to Advanced, 10th edition

  • Diana Garza, 
  • Kathleen Becan-McBride

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Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Specimen Collection from Basic to Advanced is the most comprehensive phlebotomy guide available. It links you and health care professionals alike to the latest information on safe, effective blood collection. Progressing from simple concepts to complex competencies, the text covers all the communication, clinical, technical and safety skills 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 National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). You'll have quick access to step-by-step instructions for procedures, as well as activities gauging your understanding of how to perform various procedures.

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

ISBN-13: 9780134720050

Subject: Medical Assisting

Category: Phlebotomy


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

1. NAACLS Entry-Level Phlebotomist Competencies
2. Competency Assessment Tracking Checklist
3. Finding a Job
4. International Organizations
5. The Basics of Vital Signs
Procedure A5-1 Taking Oral Temperature
Procedure A5-2 Taking Aural Temperature
Procedure A5-3 Taking Axillary Temperature
Procedure A5-4 Assessing Peripheral Pulse Rate
Procedure A5-5 Taking Blood Pressure
Procedure A5-6 Assessing Respiration Rate
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

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