Designed for beginning health care students and practitioners, Phlebotomy Simplified, Second Edition is an easy, step-by-step, practice-oriented approach to blood collection procedures for use in diverse settings, including hospitals, ambulatory clinics, home health care, and pediatric clinics. It brings together all the entry-level competencies healthcare workers need, including communication, clinical, technical, and safety skills. Building on the format of the popular First Edition, this edition is updated to reflect the latest Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) guidelines. It adds new sections on patient safety and avoiding preventable errors, as well as expanded coverage of topics ranging from selecting veins to finding a job in the field. It also contains many new images, including new anatomical figures, and photos of the latest equipment and supplies.
Competency score sheetsallow you to evaluate your mastery of newly acquired skills related to the most critical and important steps in phlebotomy procedures.
A color Tube Guide provides a quick reference for determining the type of tube to use for blood collection of common tests. Review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce your understanding and provide a self-assessment tool.
A glossary provides a quick reference to definitions for all of the book's terms. A companion Evolve website enhances learning with interactive quizzes and WebLinks for further reading and research.NEW content includes a new chapter on medical terminology, and also addresses patient quality issues, geriatric considerations, and point-of-care tests.
Case studies with critical thinking questionsallow you to apply chapter content to real-life scenarios.
Lists of key terms identify new terminology.
Learning objectives begin each chapter, setting measurable outcomes you will achieve.
Spanish phrasesrelated to phlebotomy are included in the appendix for quick reference.