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ISBN-10 0132784785ISBN-13 9780132784788
ISBN-10 0132784327ISBN-13 9780132784320
Author(s): Diana Garza; Kathleen Becan-McBride
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 368

For introductory phlebotomy courses in programs for medical laboratory technicians, phlebotomists, medical assisting, nurse assistants, physician assistants, and other health professions that incorporate phlebotomy duties.

Designed for beginning health care students and practitioners, Phlebotomy Simplified, Second Edition is an easy, step-by-step, practice-oriented approach to blood collection procedures for use in diverse settings, including hospitals, ambulatory clinics, home health care, and pediatric clinics. It brings together all the entry-level competencies healthcare workers need, including communication, clinical, technical, and safety skills. Building on the format of the popular First Edition, this edition is updated to reflect the latest Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) guidelines. It adds new sections on patient safety and avoiding preventable errors, as well as expanded coverage of topics ranging from selecting veins to finding a job in the field. It also contains many new images, including new anatomical figures, and photos of the latest equipment and supplies.