Perform Venipuncture: Vacuum Method

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What you'll learn

Any disease or disorder needs some necessary investigations to rule out the causes of that condition and give a perfect and relevant diagnosis. This can help in managing the disease in a better and skillful manner. One such procedure to rule out some particular diseases is blood specimen collection, which can diagnose the abnormalities in blood cells, enzymes, proteins, etc. Obtaining a blood specimen requires strict aseptic conditions and infection control standards. read more »»

Standards should be followed to minimize the risk of bloodborne infections, which require an aseptic environment and safer medical devices. Limited venous access also can lead to life-threatening conditions.

As a nurse or medical assistant in a doctor’s office, or a phlebotomist, you may be asked to collect blood samples. The vacuum method of blood specimen collection is one procedure that draws blood from veins by vacuum method in Vaccum sealed test tubes. This can ensure a strict aseptic environment and a perfect way to collect a blood sample.

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform safe and correct blood collection methods, 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. It uses a 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 the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) test the Medical Assistant.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • 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
  • Proper order of draws in venipuncture blood collection and the correct use of different collection tubes
  • Venipuncture using syringe, butterfly needle, and evacuated tube methods

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