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WK5 PHLEB mult choic

Week 5 phlebotomy multiple choice

Why is the median cubital vein the most commonly used for venipuncture? Because it is the easiest and safest vein to acquire blood from
What is likely to happen if a phlebotomist punctures an artery instead of a vein? The patient may bleed excessively and or a hematoma may form
If a patient is obese, what is the preferred position for the patient during venipuncture? Reclining or in a comfortable chair with arm supports
I a patient's arms a very cold to the touch, what should the phlebotomist do prior to venipuncture? Warm the area
When should hands be decontaminated for venipuncture? before and after wearing gloves in a venipuncture procedure
Why should blood specimens be labeled at the patient's bedside prior to leaving the room? To avoid specimen mix-ups with other blood samples
If a patient is chewing gum as the phlebotomist comes to collect a blood sample, What should the phlebotomist do? Ask the patients to throw out his/her gum before beginning the procedure
What should a phlebotomist do is he/she is the first to notice an identification error that he/she made Report it immediately to a supervisor
What is the best position for the patient during a venipuncture procedure? reclining on a bed
What does the term "Anticubetal fossa" mean? in front and at the bend of the elbow
If a phlebotomist notices that his/her tourniquet has lost its elasticity, what should they do? Dispose of it properly and use a new one
What should a phlebotomist notice about veins of a patient prior to venipuncture? Veins should be palpable
If a patient complains of severe shooting pain during a venipuncture, What should the phlebotomist do? Remove the needle immediately from the patients arm
What should the phlebotomist do if the patient has casts on both arms? look for sites on the dorsal side of the hands or wrists
What should the phlebotomist do if a patient who needs a venipuncture has very small veins? Use a butterfly apparatus and a small needle
If unsuccessful on the first try, how many more times should they attempt to stick the patient? 1 time (Twice total)
Prior to venipuncture, which of the following phrases is the most appropriate for greeting the patient named Mr.Sam Smith? Hi, my name is_____and I have come to collect a blood sample. Could you please state your name?
Thrombosed veins are characterized by which factors? They lack resilience, feel rope like, and roll easily.
Where is the basilic vein located? Near the median nerve and the brachial artery
The best angle for needle insertion into a vein is? 15 degrees
If a patient has a thermometer in his/her mouth when the phlebotomist arrives to perform a venipuncture, what should the phlebotomist do? Wait until the temperature has been read then begin the venipuncture
If a patient refuses to have his blood drawn, what should the phlebotomist do? Respect the patients rights to refuse medical procedures
Created by: blood guy



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