Phlebotomy Study Guide

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Our phlebotomy study guide will help make studying for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) test easier! We give you a summary of the information you need to know and help pinpoint the areas where it would be most beneficial to focus your attention. Whether you’re short on time or using our phlebotomy study guides in tandem with our phlebotomy practice test, our phlebotomy study guide is an important tool to help ace the exam!

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NEW PHLEB IMG FSDExplain the role of the phlebotomy technician in the health care delivery system.

Explain basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system.
Define “standard precautions” and apply its principles to all procedures. Practice the use of medical terminology relating to the circulatory system.
List methods of client and specimen identification.
Describe proper bedside manner and how to prepare the client for venipuncture collection.
Identify locations on the human body appropriate for venipuncture collection.
List the different colors used to code blood specimens and what they stand for.
Perform venipuncture by sterile needle and syringe, butterfly or the vacuum method.
Demonstrate how to dispense blood into tubes following syringe collection.
Perform skin punctures to obtain capillary blood specimens.
Outline post-puncture care of the client.
Prepare blood specimens for the laboratory.
List potential pre-analytical sources of specimen error.
Explain the potential risks and complications of the venipuncture procedure.
Describe the role of quality assurance in the practice of phlebotomy.
Discuss the scope of practice of the Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

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