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Capillary Puncture and Hematology Testing for Medical Professionals

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Learn how to prepare for, perform, and document safe and correct techniques using capillary puncture.

This module teaches you how to prepare for, perform, and document safe and correct techniques using capillary puncture. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three scenarios that test your ability to perform capillary puncture for blood glucose and hematocrit testing in adults. Practice the steps of the procedures online as often as you want, until you feel confident. 

You’ll learn

  • relevant medical terminology
  • pre-procedure and post-procedure considerations
  • to visualize the anatomy of the main sites for capillary puncture from the middle and ring fingers of an adult
  • how to prepare for capillary puncture and correctly identify the collection site
  • to practice and perfect your technique for performing capillary puncture and collection
  • how to read a microhematocrit test and a blood glucose test 
  • correct recording and reporting procedures
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Introduction
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 1.1.1 - Glucose monitor
Step 1.2 - Medical professional preparation
Step 1.3 - Patient preparation
Step 2 - Identify the appropriate collection site
Step 3 - Clean the site
Step 4 - Obtain the blood sample
Step 4.1 - Puncture the collection site
Step 4.2 - Point of care testing strip collection
Step 5 - Apply the dressing
Step 6 - Blood glucose level assessment
Step 7 - Complete the procedure
  • Describe pre-procedure considerations for capillary puncture and hematology testing.
  • Describe and demonstrate the preparation for capillary puncture.
  • Describe laboratory safety according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Describe and demonstrate correct identification of the collection site.
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct technique for performing capillary puncture and collection.
  • Describe and demonstrate how to perform and read a blood glucose test.
  • Describe correct post-procedure considerations.
  • Describe correct recording and reporting procedures.
  • Define and use related medical terminology.
  • Explain the Patient Privacy Rule (HIPAA), Patient Safety Act, and Patients' Bill of Rights.

The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:

  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

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