MA 202 Specimen Collection

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Shutrbug20
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77078
Filename:
MA 202 Specimen Collection
Updated:
2011-04-03 21:51:17
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Routine Venipuncture
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Chapter 3 Unit 9
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  1. Single Most Important Step
    Patient ID
  2. Blood Draw Requirement
    • Requisision Form
    • Ordered by Physician
  3. Blood Draw Prioritize
    • STAT
    • Timed
    • Fasting
    • Routine
  4. First Enter Room
    • Greet and state name
    • Verify Patient (arm band to order form)
    • On any medication
    • Nothing in mouth
  5. Patient Preparation after Verification
    • Position / Prepare arm
    • Support arm
    • Verbal informed consent
    • Verify any pretests
  6. Assemble Equipment
    • Wash hands
    • glove
    • prepare needle
  7. Venipuncture
    • Apply tourniquet
    • Select site
    • Palpate
    • Remove tourniquet
    • Clean site (allow dry 30-60sec)
    • Reapply tourniquet
    • Examine needle for damage
    • Perform puncture 15-30 degrees
    • Fill first tube
    • Remove tourniquet
    • Change tubes as needed
    • Remove last tube
    • Verify tourniquet removed
    • Withraw needle
    • Dispose of needle immediately
    • Gauze
    • Apply pressure
    • Label tubes at bedside
    • Attend to patient (bandage)
    • Deliver to lab
  8. Hemoconcentration
    • Increase ratio formed elements to plasma
    • Tourniquet on too long
  9. Hemolysis
    Destruction of RBC
  10. Petechiae
    • Small red spots on skin
    • Tourniquet too tight
  11. Palpate Vein (looking for)
    • Locate depth and direction
    • Feels - spongy, bouncy, but firm
  12. Cyanotic Patients
    • Difficult to draw blood
    • No flow in extremities

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