Procedures in Phlebotomy


  • John Flynn, PhD, MS, MT(ASCP), SBB, Assistant Director, Center for Education, Widener University, Chester, PA

Designed to provide an easy-to-read introduction to the practices and procedures of phlebotomy, this textbook focuses on the basics of phlebotomy and key techniques for blood collection. Its strengths include thorough and concise content, clear procedures, and excellent review questions. The new edition features an expanded glossary, equipment chapter, and certification exam. New photographs, line drawings, and a new overall design enhance the material's visual presentation, and updates ensure all equipment and safety information conforms to current standards.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2004
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3436-8

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Practice of Phlebotomy
1. Introduction to Phlebotomy
2. Anatomy and Physiology
3. Infectious Diseases and Their Prevention
4. Equipment
5. Proper Procedures for Venipuncture
6. Special Collection Procedures
7. Complications of Phlebotomy
8. Multiskilling for Phlebotomists

Part 2: Professional Issues
9. Interpersonal Communication and Professionalism
10. Phlebotomy Department Management
11. Total Quality in Phlebotomy Service
12. Medical-Legal Issues and Health Law Procedures

Appendix A: Animal Phlebotomy
Appendix B: Answers to Chapter Review Questions
Appendix C: Practice Examination for Certification