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Any material placed in a tube that maintains or facilitates the integrity and function of the specimen
Adhesive molecular forces between liquid and solid materials that draw liquid into a narrow-bore capillary tube
Process at the end of the clotting process that breaks down fibrin into small fragments, called fibrin degradation products, that lead to disintegration of the clot
Process of the formation of a blood clot when an injury occurs and then losing of that blood clot when the injury has been repaired
Breathing the syringe
Pull back on the plunger to about halfway up the barrel and then push the plunger back
At what rate should blood be drawn to prevent vein collapse?
Pull plunger slowly and rest between pulls allowing vein to refill
Vacutainer/evacuated system needle configurations
1. Basic needle is straight, with no safety devices
2. Needle has safety device attached
pumping the hand
*should be avoided
*can change test results of some
*potassium is released into the bloodstream from the tissue and red blood cells.
when should tourniquets be disposed
there are no osha standards but as a rule of thumb when it is soiled or it loses its elasticity
The finger of which hand should be used dominant or nondominant hand?
same index finger of nondominant hand
Equipment used to collect blood consists of 2 parts
1. a method of puncturing the finger or heel
2. a method to collect the sample
Adhesive molecular force between liwuid and solid materials that draws into norrow-bore capillary tubes
Phlebotomist's tray should include at least the following:
1. Alcohol swabs
2. Gauze squares or cottonballs
3. Evacuated tube holders
4. Assorted evacuated tubes
6. Various-size syringe and evacuated tube needles
7. Butterfly collection sets
9. Microcollection equipment
11. Sharps container
12. Marking pens
13. Disposable gloves
14. Ammonia capsule
15. Biohazard sharps container
Which anticoagulants prevent coagulation of the blood by removing calcium through the formation of insoluble calcium salts?
A green-stoppered evacuated tube contains what kind of anticoagulant?
The tourniquet should be applied how many inches above the proposed venipuncture site?
3 to 4 inches
Leaving the tourniquet on a patient's arm for an extended length of time before drawing blood may cause
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