Phlebotomy Handbook (10e) : 9780134709321

Phlebotomy Handbook (10e)

Garza & Becan-Mcbride
 
Edition
 
10
ISBN
 
9780134709321
ISBN 10
 
0134709322
Published
 
10/04/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
640
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$135.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in phlebotomy.

Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Specimen Collection from Basic to Advanced links students and health care professionals to the latest information on safe, effective blood collection. Progressing from simple concepts to complex competencies, the text covers all of the communication, clinical, technical, and safety skills that any health care worker will use in the practice of phlebotomy and other specimen-collection procedures. The 10th Edition aligns the text with entry-level competencies of the NAACLS.

Table of contents
  • PART 1: OVERVIEW, SAFETY PROCEDURES, AND MEDICAL COMMUNICATION
  • 1. Phlebotomy Practice and Quality Assessment
  • 2. Communication, Computer Essentials, and Documentation
  • 3. Professional Ethics, Legal, and Regulatory Issues
  • 4. Infection Control
  • 5. Safety and First Aid
  • PART 2: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE HUMAN BODY
  • 6. Medical Terminology, Anatomy, and Physiology of Organ Systems
  • 7. The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
  • PART 3: PHLEBOTOMY EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES
  • 8. Blood Collection Equipment for Venipuncture and Capillary Specimens
  • 9. Preexamination/Preanalytical Complications Causing Medical Errors in Blood Collection
  • 10. Venipuncture Procedures
  • 11. Capillary or Dermal Blood Specimens
  • 12. Specimen Handling, Transportation, and Processing
  • PART 4: POINT-OF-CARE TESTING AND SPECIAL PROCEDURES
  • 13. Pediatric and Geriatric Procedures
  • 14. Point-of-Care Collections
  • 15. Blood Cultures, Arterial, Intravenous (IV), and Special Collection Procedures
  • 16. Urinalysis, Body Fluids, and Other Specimens
  • 17. Drug Use, Forensic Toxicology, Workplace Testing, Sports Medicine, and Related Areas
  • Appendices:
  • 1. NAACLS Entry-Level Phlebotomist Competencies
  • 2. Competency Assessment Tracking Checklist
  • 3. Finding a Job
  • 4. International Organizations
  • 5. The Basics of Vital Signs
  • 6. Hand Hygiene in Health Care Settings: Stay Up-to-Date with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA)
  • 7. Common Laboratory Assays, Reference Intervals, and Critical Limits
  • 8. Blood Collection and Allowable Volumes from Pediatric and Neonatal Patients
  • 9. Cautious Use of Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols
  • 10. Formulas, Calculations, and Metric Conversion
  • 11. Military Time (24-Hour Clock)
  • 12. Basic Spanish for Specimen Collection Procedures
  • 13. Answers to Study Questions, Case Studies, and Competency Checklists
New to this edition

Foundational skills of phlebotomy practice and other specimen collection procedures

  • This edition has reconfigured student learning objectives to be a more advanced extension of the entry-level competencies of the National Accrediting Committee for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Procedures, equipment, and industry standards

  • Advanced content includes the latest techniques in vascular access for difficult blood collections from pediatric or adult patients, and the latest information on diabetic testing using procedures overlapping between the glucose-testing and Hemoglobin A1c protocols.
  • The chapter featuring new equipment (Chapter 8) emphasizes the most updated and comprehensive safety features of phlebotomy supplies and equipment, with new images from key manufacturers in the industry.
  • The text draws on current industry standards from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, risk and error reduction, patient and worker safety, needlestick prevention, and The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals.

Practice opportunities and learning aids

  • Updated artwork visually reinforces key concepts, while colorful photographs illustrate important concepts and show procedural steps and equipment.
  • The glossary has been updated and expanded to include keywords and other terms important to phlebotomists.
Features & benefits

Foundational skills of phlebotomy practice and other specimen-collection procedures

  • Students establish basic knowledge in the roles and functions of a phlebotomist in the health care industry, including information about quality, communication skills, legal issues, safety, first aid, and infection control.
  • Special attention is paid to compassionate communication with vulnerable patients, with coverage of topics such as generational traits, age considerations, cultural factors, special needs, and gender identity.
  • Revised - This edition has reconfigured student learning objectives to be a more advanced extension of the entry-level competencies of the National Accrediting Committee for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Procedures, equipment, and industry standards

  • Step-by-step instructions to procedures throughout the text provide an “on the job” perspective, while Clinical Alerts indicate procedures or concepts with vitally important clinical consequences for patients.
  • Updated - Advanced content includes the latest techniques in vascular access for difficult blood collections from pediatric or adult patients, and the latest information on diabetic testing using procedures overlapping between the glucose-testing and Hemoglobin A1c protocols.
  • Updated - The chapter featuring new equipment (Chapter 8) emphasizes the most updated and comprehensive safety features of phlebotomy supplies and equipment, with new images from key manufacturers in the industry.
  • Updated - The text draws on current industry standards from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, risk and error reduction, patient and worker safety, needlestick prevention, and The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals.

Practice opportunities and learning aids

  • Problem-solving cases, Action in Practice cases, and Check Yourself sections integrate information into real-life situations and test students’ knowledge of the requirements and steps to perform a procedure.
  • Competency checklists provide a list of competencies students should master relevant to the chapter content and the NAACLS competencies.
  • Revised - Updated artwork visually reinforces key concepts, while colorful photographs illustrate important concepts and show procedural steps and equipment.
  • Updated - The glossary has been updated and expanded to include keywords and other terms important to phlebotomists.
Author biography

Diana Garza received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and completed her Medical Laboratory Science certification requirements at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her interest in laboratory sciences and in teaching led her to a Master of Science in Education at the Peabody School of Vanderbilt University. She received her Doctorate of Education in Allied Health Education and Administration through a collaborative graduate program of the Baylor College of Medicine at the University of Houston. Dr. Garza’s laboratory and teaching experience continued at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and, for many years, at the Microbiology Laboratory at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where she later became the Administrative Director of the Division of Laboratory Medicine. In 1990, Dr. Garza joined the faculty of Texas Woman’s University—Houston Center, where she taught Internet-based quality improvement courses and became editor of several journals and continuing education publications. Dr. Garza has served on numerous health care advisory boards, as a board member for many nonprofit health care organizations, and on nationwide committees in the field of laboratory medicine. She continues her writing and editorial pursuits primarily in the field of phlebotomy.

Kathleen Becan-McBride
received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Houston; completed her medical laboratory science education at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas; and earned national board certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. While working at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Clinical Laboratory, she received a full scholarship to the University of Houston/Baylor College of Medicine collaborative Masters in Allied Health Education and Administration Program. Dr. Becan-McBride completed her Doctorate in Higher Education and Administration while teaching in the Medical Laboratory Science program and Physician Assistant program at University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston and Medical Laboratory Technician program at Houston Community College. She then became a faculty member and Chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Department at UTHealth. In more recent years at UTHealth, she was Director of Community and Educational Outreach, Director of Workforce and Resource Development, and Professor in the Medical School Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Dr. Becan-McBride has published 24 books and more than 57 articles. She has served on numerous national and international health care advisory boards, several editorial boards for health care journals, national and international committees and commissions, and educational advisory boards for medical laboratory science educational programs and community outreach programs. She was the elected Chair of the ASCP Board of Certification Board of Governors from 2008 to 2010 and received the ASCP Mastership Award in 2012; ASCP Board of Certification Distinguished Service Award in 2012; and ASCP Mentorship Award in 2016. Dr. Becan-McBride continues her Texas Higher Education Consultant activities in writing, presenting, and editing, mainly in the expanding area of blood collection.