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Medical Terms

Syncopal- A Transient loss of consciousness resulting from an ina dequate flow of blood to the brain, relating to or marked by syncope.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)- Dispoable gloves, lab coats or aprons, and / or protective face gear, such as masks and goggles with side shields, required by OSHA to be worn when handling body fluids
Sharps Container- A speacial puncture resistant, leak proof, dispoable container used to dispose of used needles, lancets, and other sharpobjects
Lancet A sterile, disopable, sharp-pointed instrument used to pierce the skin to obtain droplets of blood used for testing.
Centrifugr- A machine used for the process of separating substances of different densities, such as plasma and RBCs in the blood. The centrifuge spins substances at high speeds.
Microcollection Container- Small plastic containers or tubes, often referref to as "bullets" Because of their size and shape, that are primarily used to collect skin puncture blood specimens.
Butterfly Infusion Set- A 1/2 to 3/4 inch stainless steel needle connected to a 5- to 12 inch length of tubing. it is called a butterfly because of it's wing shaped plastic extensions, which are used for gripped the needle.
Needle Guage- A standard for measuring the diameter of the lumen of a needle.
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