Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Specimen Collection from Basic to Advanced, 8th Edition - CLEARANCE ITEM

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Catalog No.: J40001-CL8
Publisher/Vendor: Pearson
Author: Diana Garza EdD MLS (ASCP) CM (Author) and Kathleen Becan-McBride EdD MLS (ASCP) CM
Pages: 696
Size: 7.9 x 1 x 9.9 inches
Format: Softcover Book
Phlebotomy Handbook, 8th Edition (J40001-CL8)

Original description from the release of the 8th Edition:

Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Specimen Collection from Basic to Advanced, 8th Edition provides health care students with safety guidelines; condensed information about federal regulations; updates on equipment and supplies; NCCLS standards and hazard prevention techniques; competencies important in the workplace; strategies for the certification process and securing a job; and extensive coverage on transcultural communication skills for all ages. Aside from its updated technical and procedural information, this edition is easy-to-read in a step-by-step format.

Key Features

  • Objectives at the beginning of each chapter list the important concepts discussed in the chapter.
  • The Key Terms list the vocabulary introduced and defined in the chapter. These terms also appear in bold face type within the body of the chapter so that they are easier to find.
  • Clinical Alerts indicate procedures or concepts that have vitally important clinical consequences for the patient. The clinical alert indicates that "extra caution" should be taken by the health care worker to comply with the procedure, thereby avoiding adverse outcomes for the patient.
  • Follow the Procedures throughout the text that give you step by step instructions using an "on the job" perspective.
  • Colorful photographs illustrate important concepts and show procedural steps and equipment.
  • Study questions at the end each chapter help test your knowledge of the chapter content.
  • Case studies help you to develop problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • The Action and Practice feature presents an additional case study with questions to test your critical thinking skills.
  • Check Yourself presents a brief description of a procedure to be performed along with questions to test your knowledge of the requirements and steps to perform to complete the procedure.
  • Competency Checklists provide a list of competencies you should master relevant to the chapter content and NAACLS competencies.
  • References correlate to the endnotes in the chapter.
  • Check out the Resources for additional readings and websites related to the chapter content
  • The Glossary has been updated to include more terms as a valuable reference.
  • A full color Tube Guide chart provides a list of the types of blood collection tubes and shows the appropriate color codings with additives.