PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This “phlebotomy webinar” will walk learners through the quality improvement methodology and describe PDSA cycle interventions that were implemented in this unit which successfully reduced the amount of canceled labs due to specimen integrity.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - Presentation Recording Coming Soon - This “phlebotomy webinar” will provide basic information on blood compatibility, the consequences of incompatibility and the recognition of an acute hemolytic transfusion reaction.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - Presentation recording coming soon
This “Phlebotomy Webinar” covers real-life challenging scenarios that arise in the clinical setting. Four unique case studies are presented, and suggestions are discussed on how to help and respond in these situations to support the pediatric patient.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This "Phlebotomy Webinar" will enhance the user’s knowledge regarding how the secrets of magicians can be used to reduce patient fear and anxiety associated with hospital and clinic visits. Attendees will be provided with research studies and rationale for using magic tricks and similar techniques to decrease exam length and possibly sedation needed during radiography exams. Visual examples of concepts will be demonstrated to ensure complete understanding. A variety of tools and recommendations will be offered to fit every health care worker’s comfort level. The goal of the presentation is to provide information that will improve the overall patient experience, as well as make the job of the care provider easier and more enjoyable.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This "Phlebotomy Webinar" presentation will review the methods available to detect latent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), including the classic tuberculin skin test and the more recently developed interferon gamma release assays (IGRA).
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This "Phlebotomy Webinar" presentation highlights the most common pre-analytical variables encountered in the hospital setting that may compromise blood specimen integrity and lead to specimen recollection.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This "Phlebotomy Webinar" will discuss the various types of swabs that can be used to collect specimens for SARS-CoV-2 molecular testing.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This “Phlebotomy Webinar" will discuss the what and why of quality metrics and indicators and how to determine which indicators to monitor.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This “Phlebotomy Webinar” will focus on the role of the phlebotomist and the changes adapted to provide service safely to COVID positive patients in different service areas (ED, ICU vs General floors).
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This “Phlebotomy Webinar” will review the physiologic differences between capillary and venous blood, and discuss advantages and limitations to each specimen type.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D., presents a case-based scenario on drawing blood from a patient receiving intravenous fluids.