Components of the Phlebotomy Procedure (by ASCLS)

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

(based on 15 customer ratings)

Ruth M. Jacobsen, MA, MLS & PB (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. The content examines the collection of blood samples by venipuncture and skin puncture, considerations for a quality collection, and possible complications and considerations. Topics discussed are: phlebotomy equipment, the venipuncture and skin puncture process, considerations and complications associated with the process of phlebotomy, processing and transport of the blood specimen to the clinical laboratory, and special procedure considerations.

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Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credit Hour(s): 6 hour(s)
Course number 108-151-12, approved through 12/31/2017
P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification) (CACMLE): 6 hour(s)
Course number 108-151-12, approved through 12/31/2017
Course number 20-287491, approved through 12/31/2017

Objectives

  • Describe appropriate types of equipment and collection tubes needed to collect various clinical laboratory blood specimens by venous or capillary sampling. Describe the rationale for each type of collection
  • Discuss proper execution of venipuncture and capillary-sampling techniques according to CLSI guidelines.
  • Describe signs and symptoms of physical problems or patient discomfort that may occur during sample collection and methods to avoid these problems
  • Describe considerations for specimen integrity during transport to the clinical testing laboratory
  • Recognize causes of phlebotomy complications and methods to avoid these complications.

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Course Outline

  • PDF Pages
      • Components of the Phlebotomy Procedure
      • CE EXAMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
      • Table of Contents
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      • Tables and Images
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      • Course Overview
      • Course Overview, cont.
      • Goal and Objectives
      • Section 1: Venipuncture Supplies and Equipment
      • Supplies - Drawing Tables & Gloves
      • Eye Protection & Tourniquets
      • Antiseptics, Disinfectants, Gauze Pads, and Bandage Materials
      • Sharps Containers
      • Table 1: Common Evacuated Tube Sizes
      • Common Evacuated Tubes
      • Stopper tubes
      • Stopper Tubes, cont.
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      • Table 2: Specimen Type and Collection Tubes
      • Order of Draw
      • Table 3. Order of Draw Guidelines
      • Venipuncture Equipment
      • Needles
      • Evacuated Tube Holders
      • Syringes and Safety Dispensing Devices
      • Winged Infusion Set
      • Winged Infusion Set, cont.
      • Section 1: Self-Assessment Exercise
      • Section 1: Self-Assessment Exercise, cont.
      • Section 1: Self-Assessment Exercise, Answer Key
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      • Section 2: Venipuncture Collection
      • Order Verification
      • Equipment and Tube Verification
      • Explanation of the Procedure and Informed Consent
      • Patients
      • Patient Identification
      • Identification Procedure for ALL Patients
      • Identification Procedure for Hospitalized Patients
      • Identification Procedure for the Unidentified Emergency Patient
      • Positioning the Patient
      • Applying the Tourniquet
      • Site Selection
      • Alternate Sites
      • Alternate Sites, cont.
      • Site Selection Considerations
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      • Site Preparation
      • Therapeutic Alcohol Collections
      • The Venipuncture Collection
      • The Venipuncture Collection, cont.
      • Removing and Disposal of the Needle
      • Specimen Identification, Labeling, and Handling
      • Post and Pediatric Venipuncture
      • Pediatric - Establishing Rapport
      • Venipuncture Procedure Steps:
      • The Difficult Phlebotomy Collection
      • Techniques for the ‘Difficult Collections’
      • Section 2: Self-Assessment Exercise
      • Section 2: Self-Assessment Exercise, cont.
      • Section 2: Self-Assessment Exercise - Answer key
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      • Section 3: Skin Puncture Collections
      • Equipment for Skin-Puncture Collections
      • Sites for Skin-Puncture Collection
      • Site Selection on a Finger
      • Site Selection on a Heel
      • Site Selection on a Heel, cont.
      • The Skin-Puncture Procedure
      • The Skin-Puncture Procedure, cont.
      • Section 3: Self-Assessment Exercise
      • Section 3: Self-Assessment Exercise, cont.
      • Section 3: Self-Assessment Exercise, Answer key
      • Section 4: SPECIMEN HANDLING, TRANSPORT & PROCESSING
      • Specimen Handling in Preparation for Transit
      • Protection from Light
      • Maintaining Body Temperature
      • Specimen Processing
      • Aliquot Preparation
      • Specimen Rejection
      • Section 4: Self-Assessment Exercise
      • Section 4: Self-Assessment Exercise, cont.
      • Section 4: Self-Assessment Exercise - Answer key
      • Section 4: Self-Assessment Exercise - Answer key, cont.
      • SECTION 5: COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH BLOOD COLLECTION
      • Hematoma
      • Hemolysis
      • Infection and Nerve Damage
      • Pain and Petichiae
      • Guidelines for Care of the ILL Patient
      • Section 5: Self-Assessment Exercise
      • Section 5: Self-Assessment Exercise - Answer key
      • Glossary of Phlebotomy Terms and Definitions of Common Laboratory Tests
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      • End of Glossary
      • References
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      • End of References

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 preanalytical 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 collection of blood samples by venipuncture and skin puncture, considerations for a quality collection, and possible complications and considerations.

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