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Terms to Know

TermDefinition
Phlebotomy To cut a vein
Venipuncture Insert a needle into a vein
Capillary puncture Finger prick
Dermal puncture heel stick
Nosocomial infection Infection acquired in a healthcare setting
Cytology The study of cells
histology The study of tissues
chemistry Measure of the level of substances in the blood
Reference range Where the range should be
hematology The study of blood and blood forming tissues
Immunology and Serology The study of body resistance to disease and fighting against microorganisms
toxicology The study of detection of adverse effects and chemicals
Common draw site antecubital fossa
Three common veins Median cubital Basilica cephalic
Standard Precautions Treat everyone as if they are infected
What is the duty of a phlebotomist? To collect blood
Created by: karnott91