Phlebotomy Chapter 10

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Phlebotomy Chapter 10

  • 1
    Prior to performing a venipuncture, why is it important to get information about whether or not the patient has eaten recently

  • 2
    Name one step that should not be in the handwashing procedure:

  • 3
    If a patient is obese, what special equipment, if any, would be helpful in the specimen collection process

  • 4
    When a patient has difficult veins, what strategies, if any, can be used to improve the likelihood of a successful puncture

  • 5
    Arteries differ from veins in which of the following ways

  • 6
    If arm veins cannot be used for a venipuncture, the preferred alternative veins lie in the:

  • 7
    Where should the tourniquet be placed on the patient during the venipuncture procedure
  • 8
    During the venipuncture, the needle should be inserted at what angle to the skin
  • 9
    During the venipuncture procedure, what should the phlebotomist do after the needle is inserted and blood begins to flow
  • 10
    When the evacuated tube method is used for venipuncture, select the correct order of collection for the following tubes: blood culture tubes, coagulation tube, and hematology tube. Choose the order of tubes by their color of closures

  • 11
    Which of the following information is essential for labeling a patients specimen
  • 12
    The term STAT refers to:
  • 13
    Why is it important to get patient information about latex sensitivity
  • 14
    Steps in the identification process should include:
  • 15
    If a patient is frail and has a tendency to faint, what equipment, if any, would be helpful in the specimen collection process
  • 16
    If a patient has a bruise in the antecubital area of his right arm (his nondominant arm), what alternate site should be considered

  • 17
    One reason for hematoma formation during venipuncture is that the
  • 18
    If a venipuncture procedure is almost completed and suddenly you see hints of a hematoma beginning to form, what should you do
  • 19
    How many more times should a phlebotomist try to perform a venipuncture on a patient if he has failed once already
  • 20
    When using the syringe method to collect a blood specimen, how is the blood added into additive and nonadditive tubes

  • 21
    Which specimen collection tube is commonly used for hematology tests
  • 22
    Which specimen collection tube is commonly used for hemostasis tests
  • 23
    Adding to much blood to a sodium, citrate tube can cause
  • 24
    When collecting a blood specimen with the butterfly method and PT, PTT tests are the only tests ordered, what is the correct procedure
  • 25
    Specimens may be rejected for a variety of reasons, most of which can be prevented by experienced, professional phlebotomists. Identify one reason for specimen rejection that relates to unnecessary but excessive remixing of the specimen

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2108 days ago
I am a licensed CLS for forty plus years. Your answerf for #3 is wrong, a pressure cuff is not used (tourniquet). #17 is not quite right, Many times a vein is partially entered, causing a hematoma. #24 is wrong, it used to be done that way, but drawing directly into the blue top is fine.