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Diagnostic Exercises and Procedures

Phlebotomy And Blood Collection

Information on such topics as the phlebotomy procedure, blood collection systems, specimen collection for finger puncture and heel sticks for infants, order of draw for multiple tube collections and performing a routine venipuncture.

 

1. Phlebotomy Pages

  • Greatest and most comprehensive phlebotomy Web site
  • Phlebotomy as a profession
  • Training components
  • Various venipuncture techniques
  • Helpful links

link Go To: Phlebotomy Pages 

 

 

2. Information on Phlebotomy in California

  • Latest information on the California phlebotomy law
  • Find a school in your city and state
  • A document called "How to Obtain A Phlebotomy Certificate" 

link Go To: Information On Phlebotomy 

 

3. Phlebotomy and Blood Labs

  • Blood collection tubes
  • Blood typing
  • Preparation of a blood smear
  • Hematocrit testing
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
  • Phlebotomy and Blood Laboratory

link Go To: Phlebotomy and Blood Laboratory 

 

4. Evacuated Blood Collection Tube Guide

Listed in order of draw for vacutainer and syringe collections.

link Go To: Blood Collection Tube Guide

Credits:
UNC Hospitals, McLendon Clinical Labs

 

5. Venipuncture - General Guidelines For Serum Specimen Collection

  • Which is the correct specimen container to place the blood in?
  • What are the minimum specimen requirements?
  • Responsibility in collecting lab specimens
  • Collection tubes and microcontainers

link Go To: Marquette General Laboratory Services

Credits:
Marquette General Health System, Michigan

 

6. Skin Puncture - Finger Stick Procedure

  • Step by step skin puncture collection of plasma, serum & whole blood
  • Procedure for the collection of blood by skin puncture technique

link Go To: Skin Punctures

Credits:
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Department of Pathology

 

7. Performing Heel Sticks In Neonate And Infant

  • Used for capillary blood gas (CBG) analysis
  • collection that requires less than 1 cc blood in which other sources for collection may be limited

link Go To:  Heel Stick Procedure in Neonates

Credits:
Iowa Neonatology Fellows
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed

 

 

8. Self-Sealing Microhematocrit Capillary Tubes

  • Products that protect
  • Reduction of Bloodborne Exposure to HBV and HIV By
  • Use of Self-Sealing Capillary Tubes

link Go To: Self-Sealing Capillary Tubes 

 

9. Patient Identification, Preparation and Documentation

  • Phlebotomy patient identification
  • Preparation and charting

link Go To:   Phlebotomy Procedure (PDF file)

Credits:
Medical Professionals:
Central Dupage Hospital, Winfield, Illinois

 

10. Medical Laboratory Technology Phlebotomy Internet Resources

  • Clinical forms and check off sheets
  • General phlebotomy sites
  • Tutorials and case studies
  • Newborn screening
  • Phlebotomy safety
  • Phlebotomy Certification and Professional Organizations

link Go To: Phlebotomy Internet Resources  

 

 

11. UPHS Health Care: Patient Education-Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels

  •   How to perform a blood glucose monitoring test

link Go To: How to perform a blood glucose monitoring test