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Phlebotomy Handbook, 9th Edition

By Diana Garza, Kathleen Becan-McBride

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 9, 2014


For all phlebotomy courses in programs for Medical/Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Phlebotomists, Medical Assistants, Nurse Assistants, and Physician Assistants; and other health profession educational programs.


The complete phlebotomy guide that's ideal for both the classroom and in-practice pre-analytic reference -- now updated with new safety procedures, equipment, standards, CLSI standards, and NAACLS competencies.


Phlebotomy Handbook, Ninth Edition links health care students and providers to the latest information, procedures, skills, standards, and equipment for safe, effective blood collection. Its contents have been selected and organized to improve diagnostic and therapeutic laboratory testing through better pre-exam blood collection knowledge, and by teaching skills that lead to better patient outcomes. Starting simple, it builds to increasingly complex competencies, covering all the crucial communication, clinical, technical, and safety skills that health care practitioners need. This edition fully reflects the latest guidelines from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), with references to international standards as appropriate. It also reflects an even stronger focus on patient and healthcare provider safety. Also available: access to Pearson's state-of-the-art MyHealthProfessionsLab, and a complete eText version of the book.


Teaching and Learning Experience


This book will help health professionals and students quickly master today's best standards are practices in blood and specimen collection:

  • Updated standards, procedure, techniques, and safety precautions throughout: Thoroughly reflects the latest CLSI and NAACLS standards, and the latest research, techniques, and innovations in phlebotomy and specimen collection.
  • Deep focus on safety for both the patient and the healthcare provider: Contains multiple features designed to promote safer blood and specimen collection
  • Comprehensive pedagogical features, including many full-color photos and features: Promotes more rapid and intuitive learning for students with a wide spectrum of backgrounds and knowledge

Table of Contents


1. Phlebotomy Practice and Quality Assessment

2. Communication, Computerization, and Documentation

3. Professional Ethics, Legal, and Regulatory Issues

4. Infection Control

5. Safety and First Aid

6. Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology of Organ Systems

7. The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems



8. Blood Collection Equipment

9. Preexamination/Preanalytical Complications Causing Medical Errors in Blood Collection

10. Venipuncture Procedures

11. Capillary Blood Specimens

12. Specimen Handling, Transportation, and Processing



13. Pediatric and Geriatric Procedures

14. Point-of-Care Collections

15. Arterial, Intravenous (IV), and Special Collection Procedures

16. Urinalysis, Body Fluids, and Other Specimens

17. Drug Use, Forensic Toxicology, Workplace Testing, Sports Medicine, and Related Areas


Appendix 1. NAACLS Phlebotomy Competencies and Matrix

Appendix 2. Finding a Job

Appendix 3. International Organizations

Appendix 4. The Basics of Vital Signs

Appendix 5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health Care Settings

Appendix 6. Common Laboratory Assays, Tube Requirements, and Reference Intervals

Appendix 7. Guide for Maximum Amounts of Blood to Be Drawn from Patients Younger Than Age 14

Appendix 8. Basic Labeling and Packaging Requirements for Transporting Infectious Substances

Appendix 9. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) for Donor Phlebotomy

Appendix 10. Units of Measurement and Symbols

Appendix 11. Formulas, Calculations, and Metric Conversion

Appendix 12. Military Time (24-Hour Clock)

Appendix 13. Basic Spanish for Specimen Collection Procedures

Appendix 14. Competency Assessment Tracking Sheet

Appendix 15. Answers to Study Questions, Case Studies, and Competency Checklists



This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780134642772

Includes this title packaged with:

  • EKG Plain and Simple, 3rd Edition
    Karen Ellis
  • NEW MyHealthProfessionsLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Phlebotomy Handbook, 9th Edition
    Diana Garza, Kathleen Becan-McBride

$190.27 $182.18 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780134217185

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Success! in Phlebotomy, 7th Edition
    Kathleen Becan-McBride, Diana Garza
  • NEW MyHealthProfessionsLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Phlebotomy Handbook, 9th Edition
    Diana Garza, Kathleen Becan-McBride
  • NEW MyHealthProfessionsLab without Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Phlebotomy Handbook, 9th Edition
    Diana Garza, Kathleen Becan-McBride

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