This course reviews best practice guidelines for the collection of laboratory specimens by venipuncture. Topics include: safety for the phlebotomist and the patient, aseptic technique, and factors that influence the qualities of the blood sample collected.

Target audience:

Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Physicians

Educational objectives include:

  • General concepts
  • Recommended Procedure
  • Laboratory Values
  • Complications
  • Standard Precautions
  • Standard Operating Procedure