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- Types of equipment needed specifically for capillary blood collection
- Special Devices for Capillary Blood Collection
- Capillary Blood Gas Equipment
- If a patient's dermal collection site is cyanotic (bluish in color due to reduced blood circulation), how should the phlebotomist proceed?
- During the capillary blood gas collection process, what is the purpose of the metal "flea?"
- Common steps for finger and heel capillary collection
- Specimen handling
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.
Author Information: Alex Casapu, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, has over 17 years of experience as a medical laboratory scientist, section supervisor, and laboratory manager. He is the former Director of Clinical Laboratory Technology Program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. He is currently a Program Director at MediaLab, Inc. Alex holds BS degrees in Biology and Medical Technology from Clark Atlanta University and a MBA from the University of Georgia.
Reviewer Information: Kevin McNeil, MBA-HCA, MLS(ASCP)CM received a Masters in Business Administration in Healthcare Administration in 2011 from South University in Atlanta, Georgia and his BS degree in Medical Laboratory Science from the Medical College of Georgia. He is currently a Senior Systems Analyst at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Kevin had been employed with Gwinnett since 2006, working as a generalist and previously as a Phlebotomy Supervisor.