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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 6 edition (25 Sept. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130928879
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130928870
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,033,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Collection Essentials Sixth Edition

The most accurate and current source of blood and specimen collection information on the market, Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Collection Essentials, 6th Edition is designed to provide healthcare professionals with all the clinical, technical, and communication skills they need to know related to specimen collection. Revised and updated, the new 6th edition contains the latest information on the risks and hazards associated with specimen collection while retaining the hallmark sections devoted to safety, equipment, special procedures, and legal issues that have made it a bestseller. Whether your field is medical technology, medical assisting, respiratory therapy, radiological technology, or nursing, Phlebotomy Handbook as the information you need. Included are:

  • The latest standards related to the Needlestick Prevention Act.
  • Current risks and hazards information including prevention methods.
  • Expanded discussion of age-related competencies, trans-cultural communication, and nonverbal and verbal communication strategies.
  • Expanded coverage of the circulatory system.
  • Expanded sections related to ethical issues.
  • New Performance Checklists.
  • Coverage of Point-of-Care Testing.
  • Clinical Alerts.


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By Fawzia Saumtally on 20 May 2015
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Poorly Organized 6 Sept. 2007
By T. Peter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I used this book while taking a basic phlebotmy class in the summer of 2007. While it got the job done, I found the information to be poorly organized. The chapters are not well put together and there are too many of those little "information" boxes everywhere. I thought the book was confusing. I now have one called Phlebotomy Essentials by Ruth McCall (which my school went back to after only one semester of using the other one) and it is much better. It even has an optional workbook. Hope this helps.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
good book for phelbotomy students 27 Jan. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I think this is a pretty good book for phelbotomy students. The book goes into great depth about various blood tests and the equipment used. The language used was simple enough for laypersons to understand. This book also prepares you for the National exam.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I am not a medical professional, terrific book! 30 Oct. 2002
By "scrif" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a layperson who wants to help people type thier blood with home blood typing kits, but be responsible about disposal, this books is a gem of information. The surprise for me is how much marvelous information is contaianed beyond responsible bloodletting. This book contains some anatomy, and describes the body systems. I would like to take a course on this subject, but they are available only to students of nursing, etc. With free shipping, and Amazon.com convenience and availibility, you can't beat this book!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Collection Essentials 15 Sept. 2005
By Joyce A. Nutter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book seems very up-to-date and will be a helpful study guide for my staff. The questions/tests and CD are a plus.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
not my first choice 10 April 2009
By Lindsey Rabello - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book was a book I needed for a phlebotomy class I took....I wasn't too crazy about the layout of the book. It did have a lot of good information however, but the layout of the book made it hard to read through chapters.
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