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Phlebotomy Basics / With CD

Phlebotomy Basics / With CD - 01 edition

Phlebotomy Basics / With CD - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780835961646

ISBN10: 0835961648

Phlebotomy Basics / With CD by Bonnie Fremgen and Wendy Blume - ISBN 9780835961646
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Phlebotomy Basics / With CD by Bonnie Fremgen and Wendy Blume - ISBN 9780835961646

ISBN13: 9780835961646

ISBN10: 0835961648

Edition: 01

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Appealing in its visual layout, this informative and state-of-the-art guide offers a unique combination of material on the clinical components of phlebotomy and the current health care environment surrounding today's practicing phlebotomists. Fully examines the role of the phlebotomist in today's healthcare setting, with complete chapter coverage on ethics, legal issues, special patient populations, communications, computers, professionalism, safety, and more. Provides clear descriptions of such clinical topics as venipuncture, dermal puncture, special collection procedures, and laboratory instrumentation. Enhances material with color illustrations and photos highlighting venipuncture equipment, blood collection procedures, and simple laboratory procedures and instrumentation. Sprinkles numerous medical tips throughout, and concludes each chapter with ten multiple-choice questions similar to actual certification exam questions. For all professionals in the allied health, clinical laboratory, and nursing fields.

Author Bio

Fremgen, Bonnie F. : University of Notre Dame

Bonnie F. Fremgen is a former associate dean of the allied health program at Robert Morris College. She has taught clinical and administrative topics, as well as phlebotomy, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology.

Dr. Fremgen holds a nursing degree and a master's degree in health care administration. She received her Ph.D. from the College of Education at the University of Illinois.

She has broad interests and experiences in the health care field, including in physicians' offices, nursing homes, and hospitals.

Dr. Fremgen is currently an associate professional specialist at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Blume, Wendy M. : Community College of Philadelphia

Wendy M. Blume is the former department head of the clinical laboratory science program at the Community College of Philadelphia. During her tenure as department head, she developed the department's phlebotomy program, and the program was approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). In addition to phlebotomy, she has taught many different courses in clinical laboratory science such as clinical hematology, clinical microbiology, and blood banking.

Dr. Blume holds a bachelor's degree in medical technology from Case Western Reserve University and a master's degree in clinical microbiology from Thomas Jefferson University. She is a registered medical technologist in the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). She has earned her Ed.D. in health education from Temple University.

In addition to teaching in the allied health field for many years, Dr. Blume has also worked in a clinical environment as a phlebotomist, bench technologist, and laboratory supervisor. Currently she is the acting dean of the Division of Business, Science, and Technology at the Community College of Philadelphia.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. The Role of the Phlebotomist.
2. Health Care Facilities and the Clinical Laboratory.
3. Ethics, Legal Practice, and Regulatory Issues.
4. Infection Control, Safety, and Quality Control.


5. Patient Preparation for Blood Collection.
6. Venipuncture.
7. Dermal (Capillary) Puncture.
8. Special Blood Collection Procedures.
9. Special Patient Populations.
10. The Care and Handling of Specimens.
11. Complications and Troubleshooting.


12. Hematology.
13. Urinalysis, Chemistry, and Related Specimen Collection.
14. Microbiology and Related Specimen Collection.


15. Medical Terminology.
16. The Circulatory System and Its Relationship to Phlebotomy.

Appendix A: Laboratory Values.
Appendix B: Laboratory Math.
Appendix C: Common Spanish Terms.
Appendix D: Glossary.