by Dennis Ernst • July 06, 2017
The Center for Phlebotomy Education has announced it is releasing The Lab Draw Answer Book later this month. Coauthored by Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP), NCPT(NCCT) and his wife Catherine Ernst, RN, PBT(ASCP)CM, the book is the retitled second edition of Blood Specimen Collection FAQs, released in 2008.
The second edition contains over 400 answers to commonly asked questions on blood sample collection and handling, and managing phlebotomy services and personnel. "We've updated all the entries in the first edition and added over 100 more," says Dennis Ernst. "It's highly referenced and fully reflects today's industry standards and guidelines." This title will be his fifth phlebotomy book, and the second coauthored with his wife.
"I thought it was important to bring a nurse's perspective into this second edition," says Ernst. "Nurses desperately need a reliable reference on drawing blood specimens with their profession represented in the authorship. Catherine provides that kind of insight." The publication heavily references the Standards of Practice of the Infusion Nurses Society as well as the standards of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute.
Prepublication orders are now being taken on the Center's web site with shipping expected to being later in the month.
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