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Basic Venipuncture[AP6020]

Basic Venipuncture

Basic Venipuncture[AP6020]



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Performing the perfect venipuncture requires good technique, sound judgment and a thorough knowledge of the established standards for the procedure. This video illustrates the basic venipuncture technique using tube holders, syringes and winged blood collection sets according to the latest Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI, formerly NCCLS) standards. For beginners or those with experience, this video provides your staff and students with the information needed to draw blood specimens properly and safely the first time, and every time.

Learn the basic technique for drawing blood specimens by venipuncture according to the latest CLSI standard (revised in 2003).

Approximate running time: 32 minutes.

Features include:

· eye-popping 3D graphic animation of the mechanics of arterial hemorrhage and nerve injury; · 1.0 hours of ASCLS P.A.C.E.· continuing education credit
· demonstrations include performing venipunctures using tube holders, syringes and winged blood collection sets.
· detailed information on patient identification, the effects of prolonged tourniquet time, the order of draw, complications with IV fluids, the impact of exercise and much more.
· Based on the most recent CLSI venipuncture standards, H3-A5 (revised December, 2003).

After watching this video, viewers will be able to:

· Describe the procedure for performing venipunctures according to CLSI standards;
· minimize collector-induced errors that alter results.
· Describe the anatomy of the antecubital area in regards to veins, arteries and nerves;
· Define the limits to needle manipulation according to CLSI standards;
· state the revised CLSI order of draw;
· discuss the appropriate use of winged collection sets;
· state the proper way to identify patients... and much more.

Use Applied Phlebotomy in your new employee orientation and training to make sure your staff is properly trained, your risk is properly managed an your specimens are properly collected. By applying the techniques and information presented in Applied Phlebotomy, phlebotomists and other healthcare professionals will be able to protect against the numerous and significant negative outcomes that can be caused by poor specimen collection and processing techniques.