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Patient Injuries Caused by Phlebotomy
Profession:Nursing
Category:Specimen Collection
Hours:2.5
Level:Basic
Author:Deborah L. Buckley, MBA, MT(ASCP)
CE Broker #:20-573007
Last Reviewed:11/01/2021
Quiz Questions:9
Total Pages in PDF Doc:26
Total Content Pages in PDF Doc:19

Although most injuries from performing a blood draw are rare, they can and do occur. This course reviews injuries ranging from mild to serious, describing the signs and symptoms, and ways to prevent the injury from occurring.

At the completion of this course the reader will be able to:

  1. Discuss why phlebotomy injuries occur.
  2. Describe the injuries that can be caused by tourniquet application.
  3. Explain what a hematoma is and how it is caused.
  4. Describe what compartment syndrome is and the complications it can cause.
  5. Explain what phlebitis and thrombophlebitis are and describe the symptoms.
  6. Recall the signs and symptoms of nerve injury and list ways to prevent it from happening.
  7. List the sites that should be avoided when performing a venipuncture.
  8. Describe injuries that can be caused by tape removal and who is normally affected.
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Online - Complete Course
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Reading material is presented in a PDF or PowerPoint format
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Quiz answers are entered online & graded immediately
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