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PHCC Phlebotomy

PHCC Phlebotomy Section 2 (Definitions)

The diameter (size) of the needle Gauge
The needle holder (also called vacutainer holder) Hub
Smallest tubes for blood collection (also called bullets) Microtainer
Gloves, gown, mask are examples of PPE (personal protective equipment)
Treating every patient and specimen as if they are biohazardous are examples of Standard precautions
Medical term for fainting Syncope
Fluid from the joints Synovial fluid
Excessive fat in blood, serum / plasma is milky white in color Lipemia
To examine by touch / feel Palpate
The art of drawing blood (puncturing a vein) Venipuncture
What does ABG stand for? Arterial blood gas.
The open end angle of a needle Bevel
The hollow inside of the needle's shaft Lumen
Asking the patient if you can draw blood and the patient says ok or gives you their arm is an example of Informed consent
Blood pooling under the skin (bruise) Hematoma
Fluid within the brain and spinal cord Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Portion of a specimen (used to send to another lab) Aliquot
What is the name of the test used to detect and identify microorganisms (bacteria) and to determine the most effective antibiotic? Culture and sensitivity(C&S)
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