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Procedures in Phlebotomy

Introducing the practices and procedures of phlebotomy, Procedures in Phlebotomy, 4th Edition provides easy-to-read guidelines for both basic and special phlebotomy techniques. It describes proper procedures for venipuncture, special collection procedures, and pediatric and geriatric considerations, and addresses essential topics such as infection control, OSHA guidelines, and anatomy and physiology. It also discusses professional issues such as interpersonal communication, department management, total quality, and medical-legal topics. Written by expert phlebotomy educator John C. Flynn, Jr., this edition includes more in-depth content, a new chapter on medical terminology, new case studies, and a practice exam that prepares you for the phlebotomy certification exam.

Online version,

Published: May 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-323-08992-0


  • Part 1: The Practice of Phlebotomy
    1. Introduction to Phlebotomy
    2. Anatomy and Physiology
    3. Infectious Diseases and Their Prevention
    4. Medical Terminology  NEW!
    5. Equipment
    6. Proper Procedures for Venipuncture
    7. Special Collection Procedures
    8. Pediatric and Geriatric Procedures
    9. Complications of Phlebotomy
    10. Point-of Care for Phlebotomists
    Part 2: Professional Issues
    11. Interpersonal Communication and Professionalism
    12. Phlebotomy Department Management
    13. Total Quality in Phlebotomy Service
    14. Medical-Legal Issues and Health Law Procedures
    Appendix A: Answers to Chapter Review Questions
    Appendix B: Practice Examination for Certification
    Appendix C: Helpful Spanish Phrases


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