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1

_______ is the ancient art of blood letting

phlebotomy

2

a condition characterized by a high red blood cell count

Polycythemia Vera

3

a treatment used when patients have Polycythemia Vera

Therapeutic Phlebotomy

4

extracting large volumes of blood to bring certain values in the blood inline

Therapeutic Phlebotomy

5

A nurse or technician also known as a phlebotomist preforms phlebotomy also called ______

venisection

6

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

Phlebotomy

7

where should a tourniquet be placed on a patients arm?

4 to 6 inches above the draw site

8

what type of antiseptic is most commonly used to prep a draw site?

70% isopropyl alcohol wipe

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

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

lancet

13

What is your role as a phlebotomist

the primary function of the Phlebotomy Technician is to obtain blood specimens from the patients by venipuncture or capillary puncture techniques