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Applied Phlebotomy Video Series DVDs



AP Video Series — Basic Venipuncture (DVD)

Code | #6020
Price | $249.00
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2nd Edition, released June 2010

Learn the basic technique for drawing blood specimens by venipuncture according to the CLSI standards. Detailed demonstrations include performing venipunctures using tube holders, syringes and winged blood collection sets. Emphasis is placed on needlestick safety, proper patient identification, preventing patient injury, and obtaining specimens free from errors that can alter results. Includes written CE questions for in-house CE programs or for requesting P.A.C.E.® credit.
(Running time: 31 minutes.)
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AP Video Series — Preventing Preanalytical Errors (DVD)

Code | #6021
Price | $249.00
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2nd Edition, released June 2010

Errors that collectors can introduce into specimens during collection, transportation, and storage that alter test results are detailed in this video. The effects of prolonged tourniquet time, order of draw, complications with IV fluids, exercise, and fasting are highly detailed and reflect the latest research and CLSI guidelines. Additional topics include the effects of time, temperature, and delays in processing on test results. Includes written CE questions for in-house CE programs or for requesting P.A.C.E.® credit.
(Running time: 39 minutes.)
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AP Video Series — Avoiding Phlebotomy-Related Lawsuits (DVD)

Code | #6022
Price | $249.00
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2nd Edition, released June 2010

This video identifies the types of injuries patients suffer from poorly performed venipunctures that can lead to legal action against those who draw blood specimens and their employers. Detailed descriptions of the mistakes phlebotomists and their managers make that result in those injuries are presented using actual case studies from the files of an expert witness. Includes written CE questions for in-house CE programs or for requesting P.A.C.E.® credit.
(Running time: 36 minutes.)
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AP Video Series — Skin Punctures & Newborn Screens (DVD)

Code | #6024
Price | $249.00
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released in 2008
This video, the most current and comprehensive available on the subject, demonstrates the proper technique for performing fingersticks, heelsticks, and newborn screening collections. Detailed information, demonstrations, and graphic animations are all based on the latest CLSI standards and OSHA guidelines. Includes written CE questions for in-house CE programs or for requesting P.A.C.E.® credit.
(Running time: 32 minutes.)
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AP Video Series — Arterial Blood Gas Collection (DVD)

Code | #6026
Price | $249.00
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released in 2009
This video covers the critical aspects of arterial sampling every respiratory therapist, phlebotomist, nurse, and physician must know when collecting blood gases. The procedure reflects the Clinical Practice Guidelines of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and Procedures for the Collection of Arterial Blood Specimens published by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. Includes written CE questions for in-house CE programs or for requesting P.A.C.E.® credit.
(Running time: 29 minutes.)
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Seizing Control of Blood Culture Contamination Rates (DVD)

Code | #6038
Price | $249.00
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Do you have too many contaminated blood cultures? Do you need strategies to reduce them in your facility? You're not alone. On average, treating patients for false-positive blood cultures cost hospitals $5000 in unnecessary antibiotic therapy and laboratory tests. They also extend the patient's hospital stay by 3.3 days. This lecture discusses the most common causes of blood culture contamination and strategies to reduce contamination rates in your facility, even where phlebotomy services have been decentralized. Includes access to CE questions for inhouse use (included with purchase) and qualifies for 1 unit of P.A.C.E. continuing education credit (additional fee applies.)

Presenter: Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP)
Running time: 43:30 minutes

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Ending Hemolysis in the ED... and Everywhere Else (DVD)

Code | #6028
Price | $249.00
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Hemolyzed samples delay diagnoses and treatment, cause interdepartmental friction, compromise productivity, and consume valuable facility resources. This presentation discusses the preanalytical causes of sample hemolysis, details how laboratories can prevent its occurrence in the emergency department and throughout the facility, provides benchmarks for comparison with other facilities, and presents effective strategies managers can implement to reduce sample rejection due to hemolysis facility-wide. Includes access to CE questions for inhouse use (included with purchase) and qualifies for 1 unit of P.A.C.E. continuing education credit (additional fee applies.)

Presenter: Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP)
Running time: 45:21

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Mastering Pediatric Phlebotomy (DVD)

Code | #6029
Price | $249.00
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This lecture discusses equipment and techniques to obtain high-quality specimens from pediatric patients. Topics include site considerations for infants and toddlers, skin-puncture safety, age-specific considerations, maximum volume considerations, proven strategies to calm anxious children, and a literature summary of pain reduction products and techniques. Includes access to CE questions for inhouse use (included with purchase) and qualifies for 1 unit of P.A.C.E. continuing education credit (additional fee applies.)

Presenter: Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP)
Running time: 46:30

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