Blood Collection: Performing Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy is the collection of blood, which is done to assess persons state of health, diagnose pathology, treat certain hematologic diseases, and for the collection of blood products like plasma. It can be performed by many healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, phlebotomists, and other providers. This second program in the three-part Blood Collection series will focus on performing venipuncture, troubleshooting problems with gaining venous access, and common complications. In addition, guidelines for documentation of the procedure will be presented.


After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the proper labeling used for various blood tests
  • Describe the preparation procedure before drawing blood
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of several equipment options for phlebotomy
  • Describe the venipuncture procedure
  • Explain the Emergency Nurses Associations Clinical Practice Guidelines for taking a blood culture
  • Describe the solutions to three common problems when performing phlebotomy
  • List the proper information to include when documenting a blood draw
Price: $315.00 USD

Product ID: MED477
Media: DVD
Year: 2015
Duration: 30:30 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Basic Clinical Skills
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