Flashcards in PTS Book Study Guide Deck (13)
_______ is the ancient art of blood letting
a condition characterized by a high red blood cell count
a treatment used when patients have Polycythemia Vera
extracting large volumes of blood to bring certain values in the blood inline
A nurse or technician also known as a phlebotomist preforms phlebotomy also called ______
the act of drawing or removing blood from the circulatory system through a cut (incision) or puncture in order to obtain a sample for analysis or diagnosis
where should a tourniquet be placed on a patients arm?
4 to 6 inches above the draw site
what type of antiseptic is most commonly used to prep a draw site?
70% isopropyl alcohol wipe
what are the effect of cumin, warren, and aspirin on the blood for the purpose of specimen collection?
thins patients blood and may cause increased bleeding
If a patient experiences swelling at the puncture site or continued bleeding after a phlebotomy draw, what would be the appropriate action
place more pressure over the site for an extended period of time
For tests requiring a very small amount of blood, the phlebotomist may choose to utilize one of these two methods
finger stick or dermal puncture
a ______ or a small needle makes a tiny cut in the surface of a fingertip and a small amount of blood is collected in a narrow glass tube or Microtainer collection tube