Phlebotomy: Principles and Guidelines (by ASCLS)

6 P.A.C.E. contact hour(s)

(based on 5 customer ratings)

Ruth M. Jacobsen, MA, MLS & PBT(ASCP) Retired, Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine – Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Quality Management Coordinator - Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota

Course provided by ASCLS.

The quality of clinical laboratory results depends directly on the blood specimen collected and received for analysis. This self-study course is designed for all professionals responsible for the pre analytical phase of a blood specimen. This self study course is equally suited for the phlebotomy student, the individual wanting a general update and review of phlebotomy, and the phlebotomy educator responsible for maintaining training, competency, and documentation of collected blood specimens. The content examines the principles and guidelines as foundations for quality collections. Topics discussed are: a brief historical perspective of phlebotomy, the phlebotomist's role in total patient care, the phlebotomist's professional and legal responsibilities, the role of laboratory safety, and the importance of an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology.

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Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credit Hour(s): 6 hour(s)
Course number 108-150-12, approved through 12/31/2017
P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification) (CACMLE): 6 hour(s)
Course number 108-150-12, approved through 12/31/2017
Course number 20-285478, approved through 12/31/2017

Objectives

  • Discuss the role of the phlebotomist in total patient care.
  • Identify various departments of the clinical laboratory and the types of laboratory procedures performed by each department.
  • Explain proper infection control techniques, such as hand washing and proper use of personal protective equipment - gloves, gowns, masks, and eye protection.
  • Describe the legal and ethical responsibilities of the phlebotomist in patient/sample identification, patient confidentiality, and the Patient's Bill of Rights.
  • Identify policies designed to maintain the safety of health care workers and the clients they serve (for example - use and purpose of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), fire prevention and safety, prevention of electrical, radiation or biological specimen accidents).

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Course Outline

  • PDF Pages
      • Phlebotomy: Principles & Guidelines
      • CE Examination Instructions
      • Table of Contents
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      • Tables
      • Course Overview
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      • Goal and Learning Objectives
      • Section 1: History of Phlebotomy & Related Definitions
      • page 2
      • Section 1: Self-Assessment Exercise
      • Section 1: Self-Assessment Answer Key
      • Section 2: Clinical Laboratory Overview
      • Table 1: Common Chemistry Profiles
      • page 7
      • Medical Laboratory Personnel
      • Certification & Licensing of Medical Personnel
      • Page 10
      • Section 2: Self-Assessment Exercise
      • Section 2: Self-Assessment Exercise, cont.
      • Section 2: Self-Assessment Exercise - Answer Key
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      • Section 3: Professional Ethics
      • Patient Bill of Rights
      • Legal Responsibilities
      • Page 18
      • Section 3: Self-Assessment Exercise
      • Section 3: Self-Assessment Exercise, cont.
      • Section 3: Self-Assessment Exercise - Answer Key
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      • Section 4: The Human Body
      • Body Cavities, images
      • Homeostasis & Table 2
      • 5 Major Body Functions & Associated Systems & Table 3
      • Protection, Support & Movement
      • Environmental Exchange
      • Birth
      • Page 30
      • Section 4: Self-Assessment Exercise
      • Section 4: Self-Assessment Exercise - Answer Key
      • Section 5: The Blood and Circulatory System
      • Blood
      • The Heart
      • Arteries, Veins and Capillaries
      • Blood Flow Through the Heart
      • Page 38
      • Section 5: Self-Assessment Exercise
      • Section 5: Self-Assessment Exercise - Answer Key
      • Section 6: Laboratory Safety & Infection Control
      • Laboratory Safety Rules
      • Physical Hazards
      • Page 44
      • Fire Hazards
      • Table 4: Fire Classifications
      • Chemical Hazards
      • Page 48
      • NFPA Symbol and Labels
      • Table 5: NFPA Hazard Identification Labeling System
      • Infection Control
      • Exposure Control Plan
      • Chain of Infection
      • Isolation Categories and Procedures
      • Table 6: Isolation Categories with Examples
      • Handwashing
      • PPE - Gloves
      • Eye Protection & Masks
      • The Gloving Process
      • Accidental Exposure
      • Section 6: Self-Assessment Exercise
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      • Section 6: Self-Assessment Exercise - Answer Key
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      • References
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Additional Information

The quality of clinical laboratory results depends directly on the blood specimen collected and received for analysis. This self-study course is designed for all professionals responsible for the pre analytical phase of a blood specimen. This professional may have a variety of titles (e.g., patient care technician, medical assistant, nurse, laboratory assistant, laboratory tech or medical technologist) depending on the place of employment. For the purposes of this self-study course, this individual will be referred to as the phlebotomist. This self study course is equally suited for the phlebotomy student, the individual wanting a general update and review of phlebotomy, and the phlebotomy educator responsible for maintaining training, competency, and documentation of collected blood specimens. The content examines the principles and guidelines as foundations for quality collections. Topics discussed are: a brief historical perspective of phlebotomy, the phlebotomist's role in total patient care, the phlebotomist's professional and legal responsibilities, the role of laboratory safety, and the importance of an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology.

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