Modern Trends in Phlebotomy (Online CE Course)

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Author: Alexandru Casapu, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, PBTCM
Reviewer: Marjorie Di Lorenzo, MT(ASCP)SH and Garland E. Pendergraph, PhD, JD, MLS(ASCP)SM, HCLD/CC(ABB)

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This course will take the reader through the journey of the near future of phlebotomy. Modern trends in phlebotomy indicate, if not forecast, that the tools of the phlebotomist or the way the tools are applied will change. The author presents how modern science and safety awareness has transformed phlebotomy in the last few years as well as discusses what the near future may present for the field.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 2/28/2025
Approved through 2/28/2025

Objectives

  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of venipuncture specimen collection.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of capillary specimen collection.
  • Enumerate phlebotomy innovations in the last few years.
  • List the current safety trends in blood collection.

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Course Outline

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  • Phlebotomy - A Historical Perspective
  • Blood Collection Safety - Current Trends
      • Blood Collection Safety
      • On November 6, 2000, the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (Public Law 106-430, 106th Congress, H.R. 5178) was signed into law and forced change t...
  • Tourniquets and Other Vein Finder Devices
      • What's new with Tourniquets?
      • Vein Finders
      • Multiple-use tourniquets made from rubber tubing represent the current standard in blood collection.
  • Blood Collection Needles/ Vascular Access Devices
      • Evolution of the Blood Collection Needle
      • Evolution of the Blood Collection Needle - Push-button Winged Safety (Butterfly) Needles
      • Vascular Access Devices
  • Tubes
  • Bar Coding to Improve Patient and Sample Identification
      • Bar Coding to Improve Patient and Sample Identification
  • Blood Drawing Chairs and Arm Stabilization Devices
      • Blood Collection Chairs
      • Arm Stabilization Devices by VeniSTAT Inc.
  • Pediatric Collection Advances
      • Pediatric Blood Collection and the Fear of Pain
  • Capillary Collection - Current Trends
  • What Would the Future Bring to the Field of Phlebotomy?
  • Conclusion
      • Conclusion
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Level of Instruction: Beginning 
Intended Audience: This course is intended for phlebotomists, phlebotomy supervisors, patient care coordinators, medical laboratory technicians, medical technologists, laboratory supervisors, managers, and directors. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Course Description: This course will take the reader through the journey of the near future of phlebotomy. Modern trends in phlebotomy indicate, if not forecast, that the tools of the phlebotomist or the way the tools are applied will change. The author presents how modern science and safety awareness has transformed phlebotomy in the last few years as well as discuss what the near future may present for the field.
Author Information: Alexandru Casapu, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, PBTCM has over 20 years of experience as a medical laboratory scientist, section supervisor, and laboratory manager. He is currently a Program Director at MediaLab, Inc. Alexandru holds BS degrees in Biology and Medical Technology from Clark Atlanta University and an MBA from the University of Georgia.
Reviewer Information: Marjorie Di Lorenzo, MT(ASCP)SH is a medical technologist with 40 years of laboratory experience. She has assumed many roles in her career, first as a staff technologist and moving into roles of laboratory management and education in CLS and MLT programs. She is the co-author for several textbooks and articles on the topics of urinalysis and body fluids. Marjorie is currently the Phlebotomy Technician Program Coordinator at Nebraska Methodist College and an Adjunct Instructor in the Division of Laboratory Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
Reviewer Information: Garland E. Pendergraph, PhD, JD, MLS(ASCP)SM, HCLD/CC(ABB) received his MSPH from the University of Kentucky, his PhD in medical parasitology/entomology and mycology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and his law degree with a concentration in health care law from Concord Law School, Purdue University. He is the author of a textbook in phlebotomy, a number of scientific articles, plus internet training programs. He is licensed as a laboratory director in the State of Georgia.

How to Subscribe
MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 178 CE courses, most popular
$109Add to cart
Pick Your Courses
Up to 8 CE hours
$55Add to cart
Phlebotomy CE Package$59Add to cart
Individual course$25Add to cart
Need multiple seats for your university or lab? Get a quote
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