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Books & References


Reference books and cards — textbooks, exam review guides, and CLSI standards.

Note: the CLSI venipuncture standard (GP41, formerly H3) is currently under revision. The revised standard is expected to be available late 2015. Because it will soon be outdated, we have discontinued sales of the current version.


Applied Phlebotomy textbook

Code | #8210
Price | $42.99
Quantity in Basket | none

Released in May, 2005.

Richly illustrated, this full-color publication teaches phlebotomy to those with a basic understanding of healthcare and blood specimen collection. Written by Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP), Director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education and editor of the Phlebotomy Today family of eNewsletters. The text reflects the standards established by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard enforced by OSHA.
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CLSI Skin Puncture Standard, CLSI Document H4-A6
— Softcover Version

Code | #8275
Price | $120.00
Quantity in Basket | none

The sixth edition of Procedures and Devices for the Collection of Diagnostic Capillary Blood Specimens (H4-A6) by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) details the standardized technique for the collection of diagnostic capillary blood specimens including recommendations for collection sites and specimen handling and identification. The standard also discusses specifications for disposable devices used to collect, process, and transfer diagnostic capillary blood specimens. Used by healthcare facilities around the world as the basis of their written skin puncture procedure.
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Phlebotomy Tips Card — Package of 50

Code | #8101
Price | $34.99
Quantity in Basket | none

Phlebotomists and other healthcare professionals with specimen collection responsibilities who carry this durable, laminated compact card from patient to patient have a pocket reminder of key concepts in the CLSI venipuncture standard including the order of draw, and tips on specimen collection. The reverse shows the anatomy of the antecubital area featuring veins, arteries, and nerves.

Specifications: 3.5" X 5.5", full-color, 2-sided, bacterial resistant BioLam™ laminated card stock. This 50-pack contains 50 identical copies of the card.

Phlebotomy Tips Card — Package of 12

Code | #8100
Price | $9.99
Quantity in Basket | none

Phlebotomists and other healthcare professionals with specimen collection responsibilities who carry this durable, laminated compact card from patient to patient have a pocket reminder of key concepts in the CLSI venipuncture standard including the order of draw, and tips on specimen collection. The reverse shows the anatomy of the antecubital area featuring veins, arteries, and nerves.

Specifications: 3.5" X 5.5", full-color, 2-sided, bacterial resistant BioLam™ laminated card stock. This 12-pack contains 12 identical copies of the card.

Quick Guide to Venipuncture

Code | #8278
Price | $21.99
Quantity in Basket | none

Alexis Bennett, George A. Fritsma

This pocket guide, with technical assistance and images provided by the Center for Phlebotomy Education, provides a step-by-step procedure for performing a venipuncture, and includes discussion on venipuncture equipment, patient identification and management, and order of specimen tube draw. The pocket-sized spiral-bound booklet also provides criteria that ensure specimen suitability, including proper filling, specimen mixing, hemolysis avoidance, and appropriate transport and storage conditions. Emphasis is placed on prevention of needlestick injury, patient safety, and minimizing risk of infection. Brief discussions on blood collection by vascular-access device and capillary and arterial punctures are included. (54 pages.)

Order of Draw retractable pens — Package of 10

Code | #5202
Price | $19.99
Quantity in Basket | none

Managers and trainers looking for an inexpensive but uniquely educational gift for their students and staff can keep the recommended order of tube collection right at their fingertips. The Order of Draw Pen is comfortable and attractive with the order of draw illustrated in full color on the barrel for easy reference.
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Order of Draw retractable pens — Package of 24

Code | #5203
Price | $42.99
Quantity in Basket | none

Our popular Order of Draw retractable pens, now available in a package of 24 at a discounted price.