Phlebotomy Procedures and Practices

  • AUTHOR: Lynn B. Hoeltke
  • ISBN-13: 9780840023049 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 200 Pages  Paperback 
  • 2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2006
  • ©2013     Published
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About The Product

PHLEBOTOMY: PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES, 2ND Edition is an essential reference tool for working health care professionals as well as students in allied health care programs who have an understanding of basic health care concepts. Focusing strictly on the principles of phlebotomy, including procedures related to sample collection, this go-to handbook provides information in a quick reference format and makes this an ideal on-the-job resource by emphasizing safety and patient comfort. PHLEBOTOMY: PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES, 2ND Edition has been updated and expanded to engage readers with the clear, reader-friendly writing style that made the 1ST Edition popular.


  • Engaging Style: The author delivers material in a common sense, easily understood style that interests readers and brings them up to speed quickly.
  • Stand-Alone Value: Used independently or to supplement another book, PHLEBOTOMY: PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES, 2nd Edition is a reliable quick-reference guide for students and professionals alike.
  • Step-by-step illustrated procedures include illustrations to help health care professionals identify critical steps in performing basic phlebotomy procedures.

About the Contributor

  • Lynn B. Hoeltke

    Lynn B. Hoeltke, M.B.A., M.T. (A.S.C.P.), P.B.T, D.L.M., works for a leading hospital laboratory in the Midwest. In addition to more than 40 years' experience in various laboratory leadership roles, Mr. Hoeltke has taught on the technical college level, developed and taught a nursing-based program for a hospital, and taught phlebotomy as a career development program for entry-level laboratory positions. He also has served as phlebotomy advisor with Evena Medical to develop infrared imaging as a tool to find veins for venipuncture, and he has consulted with several nursing homes and laboratories in teaching phlebotomy techniques to their staff. Mr. Hoeltke has published several magazine articles, has been a contributing textbook author for COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING, and is the author of multiple phlebotomy texts, including THE CLINICAL LABORATORY MANUAL SERIES: PHLEBOTOMY, and PHLEBOTOMY: PROCEDURES AND PRACTICE by Delmar, Cengage Learning. He has also assisted in the production of a Phlebotomy Skills Video Review based on the procedures in his textbook.

Table of Contents

List of Procedures.
Learning Objectives.
Focusing on the Patient. Customer Service. Patient Satisfaction. Universal Precautions, Body Substance Isolation, and Standard Precautions. Blood Components. Anticoagulants. Why So Many Choices in Types of Tubes. Blood Collection Equipment. Needle Safety. Cleaning of the Draw Site.Order of Drawing Tubes.
Specimen Labeling. Test Request Form. Precautions in Blood Collection. Intravenous . Line. Vascular Access Device (Line). Handwashing. Latex Allergy. Collecting the Venipuncture Blood Sample. Criteria for Re-collection or Rejection of a Sample. Factors Affecting Laboratory Values. Chilling or Warming of Samples. Blood Cultures. Urine Collection.
Microcollection Equipment. Capillary Puncture Blood Collection. Obtaining a Blood Sample from a Fingerstick. Obtaining a Blood Sample from Babies.
Appendix A Phlebotomy Competency Assessment.
Appendix B Phlebotomy Test Questions.

New to this Edition

  • The Second Edition includes numerous updates to ensure content is consistent with the latest Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines and best practice standards.
  • New procedures include performing a hand vein venipuncture by butterfly procedure and performing an infant needlestick have been added.
  • Unit 3 on Microcollection was expanded to include information on obtaining blood samples from babies.