Arterial Punctures

Expires: February 28, 2020

Presentation

 
Video length: 52 min 32 sec

 

Overview

This presentation will provide information pertaining to the collection of arterial specimens and will focus on those collections performed for arterial blood-gas testing. We will begin by reviewing terminology and normal values of analysis, followed by a description of the location of the arteries and the reasons for choosing specific arteries for collection. Equipment choices will be discussed as well as the collection process. The information will include pre-analytical concerns as well as the hazards and complications that can arise from the arterial puncture process.
 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the purpose of arterial gas collection.
  • Define terminology associated with arterial punctures.
  • Identify equipment choices and preferred collection sites.
  • Discuss modified Allen’s test and procedures based on results.
  • Explain the arterial collection procedures.
  • Identify hazards associated with arterial collections.

 

Presenters

Image of Randy GruhlkeRandy Gruhlke
Education Specialist
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

 

 

 

Image for Danny GrabauDanny Grabau
Phlebotomy Education Assistant
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

 

 

 

Intended Audience

This series is appropriate for phlebotomists, phlebotomy managers, phlebotomy educators, and other patient care staff involved in specimen collection.
 

Level of instruction

Intermediate
 

Credit

The following types of credit are offered for this event:
ASCLS P.A.C.E.®
State of California
State of Florida

To obtain credit:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
  3. Generate and print your certificate(s).

 

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 P.A.C.E® contact hour. Level of instruction for this program is intermediate.

State of California

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for State of California. The level of instruction for this program is intermediate. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

State of Florida

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for the clinical laboratory sciences for the State of Florida. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety credit. The level of instruction for this program is intermediate. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

 

Faculty Disclosure

Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.

 

National Physician Payment Transparency Program

Mayo Medical Laboratories is not an applicable manufacturer or applicable group purchasing organization (GPO). (GPOs, per the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and this program do not trigger any reporting requirements pursuant to Open Payments [Sunshine Act] legislation.)

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