Performing Venipuncture

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As a nurse or medical assistant in a doctor's office, you may be asked to collect blood samples for testing. This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform safe and correct methods for blood collection, using a variety of venipuncture (venepuncture) techniques. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three scenarios that test your ability to prepare for and perform venipuncture, using syringe, butterfly needle and evacuated tube methods. Practice the steps of the procedures online as often as you want, until you feel confident. This module is based on the entry-level competencies for which the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) test the Medical Assistant.

You’ll learn

  • relevant medical terminology
  • pre-procedure and post-procedure considerations
  • to visualize the anatomy of the main veins of the upper arms, used as blood collection sites
  • how to prepare for venipuncture blood collection and identify the correct collection site
  • how to demonstrate laboratory safety
  • how to perform the proper order of draws in venipuncture blood collection and the correct use of different collection tubes
  • to practice and perfect your skills in performing venipuncture using syringe, butterfly needle and evacuated tube methods
  • correct recording and reporting procedures

Materials Included:

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  • video_iconVideo
  • anatomy_iconAnatomy
  • simulation_iconSimulation
  • quiz_iconQuiz

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