Basic Phlebotomy

Basic Phlebotomy - Phlebotomy Vein (phlebo) Cutting (tomy)...

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Phlebotomy Vein (phlebo) Cutting (tomy) 3000 year history Hippocrates (460-377 BC) Four Humors Blood letting Red and White Barber Pole
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Where Employed Phlebotomy Services Professional Hospital Services Clinical Labs Radiology Respiratory Blood Banks Nursing Services Home Health Point-of-Care Doctor’s Office/Clinics Extended Care Homes Insurance Companies Research/Clinical Trials
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Professional Issues in Phlebotomy Must be licensed and certified to work in California High school diploma 40 hours of classroom instruction in phlebotomy from a state approved program 40 hours of practical training in a state approved program (50 vps and 10 capillaries) Certification from a state approved agency Continuing education ( 6 units every 2 years) See Laboratory Field Services web site.
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Phlebotomist’s Role on Healthcare Team Accurate and Competent Skills for Quality Patient Care Positive patient identification Appropriate patient identification Correct specimen collection Specimens processed, handled, transported and stored correctly Represent the Health Care Team Direct patient contact
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POSITIVE PATIENT IDENTIFICATION MOST IMPORTANT STEP IN PHLEBOTOMY Verbal – Ask patient to say name Test Requisition – Check verbal ID with requisition Arm Band –Match with verbal and test requisition Label – Apply positive ID to labels Date and time of collection Collector’s initial and ID Identify any unusual circumstances
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Types of Specimens Blood Venous
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2009 for the course CLS 301 taught by Professor Harris during the Spring '09 term at CSU Dominguez Hills.

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