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Books & References

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

Blood Specimen Collection FAQs

Code | #8225
Price | $39.99
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Answers to hundreds of the most commonly asked questions on specimen collection are now at your fingertips. Each answer is highly researched and reflects the current standards, guidelines, and published literature. Culled from the thousands of questions we’ve been asked by healthcare professionals around the world over the years, this reference is a must-have for anyone who performs, teaches, trains, or supervises phlebotomy.
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Applied Phlebotomy textbook

Code | #8210
Price | $42.99
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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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Phlebotomy Simplified textbook

Code | #8277
Price | $57.99
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Kathleen Becan-McBride, Diana Garza, EdD, MT(ASCP), CLS

(2nd edition,2013) Geared toward entry-level phlebotomists and those new to blood specimen collection, this highly illustrated textbook provides basic information on blood collection techniques, skills, and equipment for those with little or no background in healthcare. Presented step-by-step, the practice-oriented approach of this book is relevant to a variety of clinical and educational settings. Additional resources are available online from the publisher.

SUCCESS! in Phlebotomy: Exam Review, 7/E (2010)

Code | #8276
Price | $75.99
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Kathleen Becan-McBride, Diana Garza, EdD, MT(ASCP), CLS

This review guide covers everything students need to know to prepare for phlebotomy certification examinations. With 850 up-to-date multiple-choice questions, an outline-style content review, extensive online resources, and a complete practice exam, this guide offers a comprehensive system for exam preparation.
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CLSI Venipuncture Standard, CLSI Document H3-A6
— Softcover Version

Code | #8250
Price | $200.00
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By special arrangement with the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, we are able to offer our customers copies of Procedures for the Collection of Diagnostic Blood Specimens by Venipuncture — Sixth Edition (H3-A6). This latest revision (released in November 2007) sets the standard by which venipunctures are to be performed, and should be the basis of every facility’s written procedure. To properly manage the risk of injury and liability, make sure your policies reflect the provisions in this important document.
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CLSI Skin Puncture Standard, CLSI Document H4-A6
— Softcover Version

Code | #8275
Price | $120.00
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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
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A 50-Pack of the Phlebotomy Tips Card.

This 50-pack contains 50 identical copies of the card.

Phlebotomy Tips Card — Package of 12

Code | #8100
Price | $9.99
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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
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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.)