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Blood Collector’s ATMs


Abbreviated Teaching Modules
Do you struggle every month to find good material to put in front of your specimen collection staff? Those days are over. Meeting your facility’s requirement for monthly continuing education is easy with our Abbreviated Teaching Modules (ATMs). Our ATMs are short articles on a wide variety of topics your collection staff should know. Simply distribute them to your staff, collect the answers to the accompanying quiz, grade, file, and get on with your day. Nursing departments and educational facilities will also find our ATMs helpful for increasing understanding of phlebotomy-related topics.

Each ATM is downloaded in PDF format and comes with an answer key.


Blood Collector’s ATM — The Order of Draw

Code | #3201
Price | $19.99
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There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the Order of Draw. Many healthcare personnel still do not know about or understand the importance of following the correct Order of Draw. Use this ATM to make sure staff understands this important procedure. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Hematoma Prevention

Code | #3202
Price | $19.99
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Important techniques should be employed to prevent or reduce hematoma formation. Increase patient satisfaction and safety by using the techniques in this ATM™. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Tourniquet Time

Code | #3203
Price | $19.99
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Does your staff know what happens to the analytes in a blood specimen if the tourniquet has been left in place longer than one minute? Many of those who collect blood specimens don’t know. Find out how your staff measures up. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Needlestick Prevention

Code | #3204
Price | $19.99
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Safe equipment alone will not reduce the risk of a needlestick to its lowest possible level. Safe practices must be employed every time the procedure is performed. Is your entire staff on board with safety? Find out. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Hemolysis

Code | #3205
Price | $19.99
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Problems with hemolyzed specimens? Lack of understanding may be the reason. This article explains what hemolysis is, how it impacts the patient, and how to prevent it. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Patient Identification

Code | #3206
Price | $19.99
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Proper patient identification is one of the most widely ignored patient-care processes. Ignoring this important first step also has the most potential to do harm. Does your staff understand and follow proper patient identification? Find out. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Acceptable Sites for Venipuncture

Code | #3207
Price | $19.99
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All veins are not fair game when it comes to venipuncture. Does your staff know the important precautions for vein selection? Find out with this educational module. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Blood Cultures Done Right

Code | #3208
Price | $19.99
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Reduce blood culture contamination rates by increasing staff understanding of proper technique. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Hemoconcentration: What is it?

Code | #3210
Price | $19.99
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Hemoconcentration can be a difficult concept to understand, yet those with blood specimen collection responsibilities must know what it is and how to prevent it. This article will help your staff understand how hemoconcentration can alter the specimens they are collecting. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — The Aggressive Patient

Code | #3216
Price | $19.99
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Violence in the work place is on the rise. Healthcare personnel can increase their safety by recognizing some of the clues exhibited by people who could potentially become aggressive. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Infants and Toddlers in the Healthcare Environment

Code | #3229
Price | $19.99
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Infants and toddlers are easily frightened by new people and places. Use this ATM™ to help your staff understand the special concerns that must be addressed with these young patients. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Communicating With Elderly Patients

Code | #3233
Price | $19.99
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Use this ATM™ to fulfill one of the requirements for continuing education in Age Specific Competencies. Communicating with Elderly Patients will help staff understand how to appropriately interact with senior adults. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Give Your Patients Their Personal Space

Code | #3234
Price | $19.99
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Approaching a patient too abruptly can cause them to become anxious and uncooperative. Use this ATM™ to help your staff understand and show respect for a patient’s personal space. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Non-verbal Communication: What Message Are You Projecting?

Code | #3235
Price | $19.99
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The way we speak, dress, maintain our supplies, and conduct ourselves speaks volumes about us and our employer. Sometimes staff need a little reminder about professionalism. This ATM can help. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Phlebotomist’s Guide to PICC Lines, Central Catheters, and Imbedded Ports

Code | #3248
Price | $19.99
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Use this ATM™ to educate your phlebotomy staff in the important precautions to be observed when obtaining a blood specimen by venipuncture from a patient with a VAD. Discusses four different types of VADs. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM — Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Peaks and Troughs

Code | #3249
Price | $19.99
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Coordinating a specimen collection around medication administration can be complicated, frustrating, and time consuming. Understanding is the key to collecting a specimen that accurately reflects the patient’s medication blood level. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector’s ATM —Customer Service Excellence

Code | #3253
Price | $19.99
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Patients aren’t often referred to as customers, but that is what they are. Use this ATM™ download to help your staff understand how to provide good customer service and avoid the pitfalls that cause patients to take their healthcare dollars to competing facilities. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector's ATM - Young Children (Ages 3-6) in the Healthcare Environment

Code | #3230
Price | $19.99
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Children who are three to six years old are able to understand simple concepts and can communicate many of their needs. Having mastered many physical activities, they can be at risk of injury while exploring their environment. Use this 1-page ATM to help your staff understand the psychosocial and physical needs of children in the three to six age range, how to communicate with them, and help alleviate their fears for a successful phlebotomy experience. A short quiz at the end verifies comprehension. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector's ATM - Are You a Pathogen Parade?

Code | #3241
Price | $19.99
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Are your staff’s scrubs clean? Probably not. In fact, your staff are very likely to be a regular pathogen parade. Pathogens on the clothing of healthcare workers spreads from patient to patient, and then goes home with them to their families. Is this why communities are dealing with an epidemic of hospital acquired infections and resistant bacteria? Use this ATM to educate your staff on the perils of contaminated scrubs and measures they can take to reduce the spread of pathogenic bacteria around the hospital and around their community. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector's ATM - Tips for Successful Capillary Collections

Code | #3209
Price | $19.99
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Obtaining a blood specimen via a skin puncture can be one of the most difficult, or it can be one of the easiest procedures to perform. Which one it is depends on training, practice, and following a few very simple rules. When a venous sample is not possible, it is important to be able to obtain a capillary specimen that accurately reflects the patient’s physiology. An inadequately trained collector cannot produce a good sample. Use this ATM to help your staff hone their capillary collection skills. (Immediate download.)

Blood Collector's ATM - Bloodborne Pathogen Review

Code | #3239
Price | $19.99
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Both new and seasoned healthcare workers need a regular reminder of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and how lapses in judgment can cause them to experience an unintended exposure. Use this ATM to help your staff understand what the regulations are and how adhering to good practices can help keep them safe. (Immediate download.)