This educational session will provide responses to many frequently asked phlebotomy questions. The responses will be based on the latest Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) venipuncture standards and reflect the industry standard of care for blood sample collection.
The questions that will be answered cover many aspects of phlebotomy, including safety and infection control, the use of tourniquets and butterflies, labeling and post-venipuncture care, processing and transportation of specimens and patient injuries and complications.
At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to:
- List three phlebotomy safety/infection control process improvement recommendations as delineated in the latest CLSI standard
- Discuss capillary finger stick and heel stick limitations based on CLSI standards
- State the risks associated with tourniquets and butterflies and describe how the risks can be minimized
- Discuss how QuantiFERON, trace element and ACD tubes fit into the order of draw
- Discuss regulation of specimen processing and transport to maintain specimen stability
- State the latest CLSI recommendations for responding to complications such as patient fainting, seizure and nausea
Please note, registrants must possess one of the following California licenses: CPT, MLT or CLS.
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
A fee of $50
will be deducted from the amount paid if you cancel your registration less than 2 days
before the event.
Free visitor parking is available from the lot entrance on Spectrum Center Boulevard. Employee parking is available in the front, back and side of the Spectrum building. The four entrances on Tech Way require an activated employee badge.
Peggy Kollars is a lab education senior specialist at Sharp HealthCare.
On Oct. 11, breakfast will be available at 8 am and the event gets underway at 8:30 am. Please arrive no later than 8:10 am.
On Oct. 25, a light dinner will be available at 5:30 pm and the seminar starts at 6 pm. Please arrive no later than 5:40 pm.
A sweater or light jacket is recommended as room temperatures may fluctuate. Please note, guests are not allowed at this continuing education event.
Sharp HealthCare Pathology is a California-approved laboratory continuing education accrediting agency. Sharp HealthCare designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours of continuing education.