Question and Answer Review for Phlebotomy (5th Edition)

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9780130887153: Question and Answer Review for Phlebotomy (5th Edition)

For courses in Phlebotomy and Clinical Laboratory Techniques.With recent federal, state, and quality assessment requirements, continuing education in phlebotomy has never been more important. This is the ideal test book and CD-ROM to prepare for national board certification exams or to keep current in this dynamic field. Simulating the exact format and organization of topics on the board examinations, it contains over 650 multiple-choice questions with explanations and complete references. The Study Wizard CD-ROM perfectly prepares students for the computerized format of the exam-with a diagnostic exam for self-assessment, a diagnostic report which records students' results in specific content areas, and practice questions for optimal studying.

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The number of clinical laboratory techniques, automated instruments, and analyses continues to escalate, increasing the demand for proper collection of patient laboratory specimens. Since the majority of laboratory errors occurs in the preanalytical phase, it is essential that health care students and practitioners who are responsible for blood and specimen collections (i.e., phlebotomists, clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and others) have an in-depth knowledge of their professional responsibilities. National board certification in phlebotomy is required by many health care institutions, clinics, and physicians' offices as a result of federal, safety, and quality assurance requirements. In addition, the rationale for phlebotomy state licensure is gaining momentum across the nation. Because of these laws and to ensure high-quality patient care, continuing education in phlebotomy safety and quality assurance has become paramount.

These important events in the responsibilities of blood collection have served to shape the fifth edition of Prentice Hall Health Q&A Review for Phlebotomy. It has been designed to act as a study companion for those who are (1) preparing for national or state board certification/licensure examinations and/or (2) pursuing self-assessment in blood collection.

Prentice Hall Health Q&A Review for Phlebotomy, Fifth Edition, includes over 650 multiple-choice questions as a means to the overall review of blood collection, handling, and transportation. The chapters in this book are sequenced to match the order in Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Collection Essentials, Fifth Edition. The questions and answer content are divided into the following major sections:

An overview of the roles and functions of phlebotomists in the health care industry and the basics of anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the circulatory system. Safety and infection control in the workplace and the documentation and transportation procedures needed for safe handling of biohazardous specimens. Equipment and procedures with the most updated questions and information about blood collection equipment. Special procedures and point-of-care testing, including information about pediatric phlebotomy procedures, arterial and IV collections, and special considerations for the elderly, homebound, and long-term care patients. Quality and legal issues, including quality management issues for blood and specimen collection services and legal issues important to phlebotomy practice.

Each chapter includes chapter objectives as a guide and an added feature of knowledge levels for each question. After the reader learns the essential topics in the Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Collection Essentials, Fifth Edition, he or she can review them through the questions and answers presented in this book. Alternatively, this book may stand alone as a review book because it contains explanatory answers and the added feature of explanations for incorrect answers. These answers are all referenced to pages in the Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Collection Essentials, Fifth Edition, so that the reader can obtain additional information on the question topic. This review book incorporates updated illustrations of blood collection equipment and techniques as bases for questions to help sharpen the phlebotomy skills. Also, a CD is included with the review book, containing color figures related to the questions and answers.

Using the book will assist the reader in identifying areas of relative strength and weakness in the command of phlebotomy skills and responsibilities. After reviewing the multiple-choice questions and answers, the reader can practice taking a simulated examination provided on the accompanying CD. A diagnostic report identifies those topics that need further review and study.

Prentice Hall Health Q&A Review for Phlebotomy, Fifth Edition, Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Collection Essentials, Fifth Edition, and the Instructor's Guide are major national and international references for health care providers' educational programs, hospitals, physicians' offices, clinics, national examination boards, and legal issues in blood collection.

We would like to thank Susan K. Ricketts, M.Ed., CLPlb(NCA), for her thorough review of this book.

Kathleen Becan-McBride
Diana Garza

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About the book
Q&A Review for Phlebotomy by Drs. Kathleen Becan-McBride and Diana Garza has helped thousands of students pass their certification exams throughout the years. Now in its landmark fifth edition, the book blends its comprehensive collection of practice exam questions with the exciting possibilities of computer technology. As you build confidence by digging into this rich content review, you'll find that the Prentice Hall Health test preparation system is a blueprint for success across the boards.

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Our technology solutions allow you to gain more practice and review. Log onto www.prenhall.com/review or load the CD-ROM that accompanies this book to find additional questions, rationales, and links to related resources. The CD-ROM includes an audio glossary and over 750 exam-style questions.

About the Authors
Kathleen Becan-McBride, EdD, MT (ASCP), CLS (NCA), is the Director of Community Outreach & Education at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has published 13 books and over 50 journal articles. She has been educating students in the health professions since 1973. Diana Garza, EdD, MT (ASCP), CLS (NCA), is Associate Research Professor and Project Director for Interdisciplinary Health Care Education at Texas Woman's University, Institute of Health Sciences, in Houston, Texas. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She has published nine books, numerous journal articles, and has been educating students in the health professions since 1981.

About the Series
Success Across the Boards is a study system that revolutionizes exam preparation for a variety of health care professions. By integrating interactive technology with authoritative content and realistic sample test questions, Q&A Review for Phlebotomy will help you join the many others who have used these materials to achieve success on the boards. The series is comprised of test preparation resources for the following health care professions:

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing
  • Phlebotomy
  • Emergency Medical Services

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