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Unit 3 Phlebotomy
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What is another term for "infection"?
What is the most commonly uses Antiseptic for routine blood draws?
What action is the first action that should be taken immediately after withdrawing the needle?
Applying pressure to the puncture site
Which needle size is most commonly used for routine punctures?
Which part of a needle attaches to the collecting tube or syringe?
What does the term "Multi sample needle" mean?
Needle has retractable rubber sleeves that cover one end
Which of the following is the most common size butterfly needle?
The anticoagulant EDTA works by binding what substance needed for blood clotting?
Which anticoagulant is used for coagulation studies?
Which anticoagulant is used for blood gas determinations?
What color tube should be collected for a CBC?
A tube containing thixotropic gel could be used to collect blood for what test?
What color tube should be collected for coagulation studies?
What is the term for the hollow tube inside a needles shaft?
Which of the following is the only tube that does not need to be inverted to mix after drawing?
For maximum effectiveness, an antiseptic should be left in contact with skin for how long?
What color vacuum tube should be drawn for trace metal analysis?
Before drawing blood, information found on the requisition form should be matched against what?
The patient`s wristband
What is the single most important step of the blood collection procedure?
At what angle should the venipuncture needle be inserted?
If the number on the requisition does not match the arm band, what should you do?
Contact the patient`s nurse to attach a proper ID wristband
If a blood test requires a fasting specimen, what is the best way to verify that the patient is?
Ask the patient when was the last time they have ate
How far from the puncture site should the tourniquet be placed?
3-4 inches above puncture site
What is the term for an increase in the ratio of formed elements to plasma?
What is the term for the small red spots on the skin that are caused by a too tight-tourniquet?
What is the term for destruction of red blood cells due to a too-tight tourniquet?
Hemoconcentration can occur in which of the following situations?
The tourniquet was left on for 2 minutes
What causes the patient to complain of pain and tingling in the fingers?
The tourniquet is too tight or has been on too long
What vein is the most common second choice when the median cubital vein is not appropriate?
Which vein lies on top of the brachial artery?
What does a vein feel like upon palpation?
Spongy and firm
After applying alcohol, how long should you allow it to dry before collecting from the site?
How should a needle be inserted for venipuncture?
Bevel up, in a smooth quick motion
If the needle is withdrawn before the tourniquet is removed, what is likely to occur?
When should the tourniquet be removed?
While the first tube is filling
What is the term for a collection of blood under the skin at the site of a venipuncture?
How should bleeding be stopped at a venipuncture site?
Remove the needle and apply pressure to gauze over site
When should blood collection tubes be labeled?
At the patient's bedside, after taking the blood
Which of the following is the next step after removing your gloves?
Wash your hands
Which of the following steps should be taken with a syringe before using it to collect blood?
Pull the plunger to break the seal, and expel all the air
When using a syringe, how do you tell when you have entered a vein?
A flash of blood will appear in the syringe hub
How should blood be transferred from a syringe to a vacuum tube?
Remove needle and attach a needles transfer device to syringe
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