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Skin Punctures & Newborn Screens (CE)

Course Format: Online Video
Course Credit Type: CE
Course Credit: 1.00
Course Category: *Medical Laboratory Science
Course Cost: $57.00
Course Release Date: January 01, 2008
Course Expiration Date: March 24, 2018
Program Summary: The skills required to collect skin puncture specimens are uniquely different from those required for venipuncture. When collected improperly, the physician is likely to treat the patient according to results made inaccurate during the collection process. In this video, you will learn the proper procedure for performing fingersticks, heelsticks, and newborn screening collections based on the CLSI standards. Features include:
  • stunning 3D graphic animation identifying the proper sites for fingersticks;
  • vivid graphic animation of what happens when skin puncture tubes are collected in the wrong order;
  • content reflecting CLSI's skin puncture standard and OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard;
  • an opportunity to earn 1.0 hour of ASCLS P.A.C.E.® continuing education credit.
After watching this video, viewers will be able to:
  • demonstrate the proper procedure for capillary punctures;
  • identify the acceptable sites for skin puncture on newborns, infants, and older patients;
  • submit properly collected newborn screen cards for testing;
  • implement techniques to obtain adequate volumes of high quality capillary blood specimens from any patient.
  • Use the Applied Phlebotomy Video Series in your classroom or new employee orientation and training to make sure your students and staff are properly trained, your risk is properly managed, and your specimens are properly collected. By applying the techniques and information presented in any of the Applied Phlebotomy videos, phlebotomists and other healthcare professionals will be able to protect against the numerous and significant negative outcomes that can be caused by poor specimen collection and processing techniques.
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