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patients must be informed of intended treatments and risks before they are performed.
report the incident immediately to your supervisor
what should you do if you draw blood on the wrong patient
A CBC contains all the following except: Leukocytes, erythrocytes, Hgb and Hct, prothrombin time.
Decontaminate the site and fill out an incident report
1st thing a phlebotomist should do in the event of an accidental needle stick.
This vessel is microscopic and is where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place.
make a patients veins more visable
The purpose of applying a tourniquet when performing venipuncture is?
reasons for leaving hands for venipunture as last resort.
tendency to roll, difficult to stick, uncomfortable, collapsing.
tourniquet applied to tightly
uncomfortable, inaccurate results,arterial blood obstruction, venous flow obstructed.
hemolysis and excess tissue fluid
milking a finger for dermal punture leads to erroneous test due to this
plasma, buffy coat, and blood cells
upon standing, a blood specimen to which and anitcoagulant has been added serperates into.
Amount of specimen required for test
The size of evacuated tube you choose to obtain a venous blood specimen depends upon the
what color stopper tube is used to collect a blood speciment for a prothrombin time test.
The tube may not have a vaccum
What may occur if an outdated evacuated tube is used to collect the blood specien?
Shaking a tube containing an anitcoagulant after drawing it.
ERROR in technique when working with evacuated tubes.
The needle may enter the skin above the vein and not puncture it.
What may occur if an angle of less than 15 degrees is used to perform a venipuncture?
Bleeding will occur around the puncture site.
What may occur if the needle is removed from the arm, before removing the tourniquet?
moving the needle after in has been inserted into the vein.
results in discomfort during venipuncture procedure.
The blood specimen must be transferred from the syringe to an evacuation tube.
disadvantage of using the syringe method of venipunture.
These should not be used for a venipuncture site
scarred skin, bruised skin,burned skin, painful area for patient.
Applying pressure below the vein with your nondominant fingers.
technique used to prevent a vein from rolling.
Immediately remove the tourniquet and needle.
During the venipuncture procedure, a sudden swelling occurs in the area around the puncture site.
Remove the needle and protect the patient from injury.
a patient becomes dizzy and is about to faint.
infection contacted in the hospital or other healthcare setting.
A nosocomial infection can be described as?
10 ml red stopper tube
electrolyte profile on patient. the lab directory indicates this test requires 4ml of serum. what tube should be used?
Gently rotate the tube 8-10 times
After drawing a blood specimen for an electrolyte profile, the next step is?
blood drawn in a red-stopper tube should be allowed to sit for this period of time prior to centifuge.
interfere with adequate serum collection
If a fibrin clot forms in the serum layer of a blood specien,it will?
Ask her to discuss the results with her daughter
A teenagers mother asks you for the result of her daughter's pregnacy test.
lateral part of the tip of the third finger.
site should be used to make a skin puncture on an adult.
inflammation and infection of the bone
what may occur if a finder puncture is made deeper than 3.1 mm?
using the first drop of blood for the test
error in technique when obtaining a capillary blood specimen
Diluting the blood sample with tissue fluid
When performing a capillary puncture, the finger should not be squeeze to avoid?
sodium floride, potassium oxolate
The name of the preservative to maintain glucose stability and prevent glycolysis is?
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