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Product Spotlight: Phlebotomy Answer Book

Desk reference of those who perform or teach phlebotomy

by Dennis Ernst • September 07, 2020


The  Lab Draw Answer Bookpublished by the Center for Phlebotomy Education, contains answers to nearly 400 commonly asked questions on blood sample collection and handling, and managing phlebotomy services and personnel.

The 440-page full-color reference book fully reflects CLSI standards, OSHA guidelines, and the Standards of Practice from the Infusion Nurses Society. The second edition is co-authored by Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP), NCPT(NCCT) and his wife Catherine Ernst, RN, PBT(ASCP)CM.

cover of the Lab Draw Answer Book

Chapters in the book include:

  1. Safety and Infection Control
  2. Training, Management and Certification
  3. Skin Punctures, Heelsticks, and Pain Management
  4. Patient Identification, Vein Selection, & Site Prep
  5. Tourniquets & Butterflies
  6. Order of Draw & Discard Tubes
  7. Hemolysis and Potassium Issues
  8. Blood Cultures
  9. Labeling and Post-venipuncture Care
  10. Line Draws & IV Starts
  11. Processing, Storage, & Transportation
  12. Patient Injuries & Complications
  13. Unorthodox Techniques
  14. Miscellaneous

Copies are currently only available from the Center for Phlebotomy Education. More information and preview pages.


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