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Basic Venipuncture (CE)

Course Format: Online Video
Course Credit Type: CE
Course Credit: 1.00
Course Category: *Medical Laboratory Science
Course Cost: $57.00
Mobile Friendly: Yes
Course Release Date: January 01, 2010
Course Expiration Date: March 24, 2018
Program Summary: Performing the perfect venipuncture requires good technique, sound judgment and a thorough knowledge of the established standards for the procedure. For beginners or those with experience, this video provides your staff and students with the information needed to draw blood specimens properly and safely the first time, and every time. Learn the basic technique for drawing blood specimens by venipuncture according to the latest CLSI standard. Features include:
  • eye-popping 3D graphic animation of the mechanics of arterial hemorrhage and nerve injury;
  • an opportunity to earn 1.0 hour of ASCLS P.A.C.E.® continuing education credit;
  • demonstrations include performing venipunctures using tube holders, syringes and winged blood collection sets;
  • detailed information on patient identification, the effects of prolonged tourniquet time, the order of draw, complications with IV fluids, the impact of exercise and much more;
  • Consistent with the most recent CLSI venipuncture standard, H3-A6 (revised November, 2007);
After watching this video, viewers will be able to:
  • describe the procedure for performing venipunctures according to CLSI standards;
  • minimize collector-induced errors that alter results;
  • describe the anatomy of the antecubital area in regards to veins, arteries and nerves;
  • define the limits to needle manipulation according to CLSI standards;
  • state the revised CLSI order of draw;
  • discuss the appropriate use of winged collection sets;
  • state the proper way to identify patients... and much more.
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