“Quality, safety, and education issues were obviously very much part of the authors’ agenda. I used to be pleased to peer the authors concentrate efforts on why procedures and techniques are performed a certain way. I imagine that figuring out why we do things a certain way makes for less deviation from established protocols.”—Carol Becker, MS, MLS(ASCP), Program Director, School of CLS/School of HT, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois
Rely in this comprehensive resource to master the techniques required to securely obtain quality specimens and to be aware the whys in addition to the hows.
Their 3rd Edition reflects current CLSI standards and offers greater emphasis on quality assessment and preanalytical considerations. It includes up-to-date information on safety equipment, phlebotomy techniques, laboratory information and identification systems, ethical and legal issues, medical terminology, body systems and related diagnostic laboratory tests.
Routine procedures and their complications in addition to specialized phlebotomy, quality keep an eye on, infection keep an eye on, equipment, and additional duties of the phlebotomist are all thoroughly discussed.
Hundreds of new full-color illustrations • certification-style Study Questions • new Procedure and Pre-analytical Consideration boxes • and a CD-ROM with interactive student exercises and video clips make this edition even better than the last.