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What are the best phlebotomy books in the market?

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As an aspiring phlebotomist or one who is already in the field purchasing phlebotomy books can make the difference between a good phlebotomist and a great phlebotomist.If you are an aspiring phlebotomist phlebotomy books will help you in the areas of:

  • Understanding basic fundamentals concerning the drawing of blood
  • Proper preparation procedures that will help you pass the certification examination
  • Patient behaviors

Certified phlebotomists will find phlebotomy books useful that are geared towards:

  • Changes in regulations and industry procedures
  • Legal changes in the phlebotomy profession
  • Adding professional status
  • Differences in phlebotomy employment positions
  • Job availability and salaries

Here are some of the top phlebotomy books used to increase experience and by extension a sense of value to the phlebotomist profession and their content:

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1. Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Specimen Collection from Basic to Advanced by Kathleen Becan-McBride, Diana Garza.

  • Blood and specimen collection
  • Safety guidelines
  • Federal regulations
  • Equipment and  supplies
  • Certification process strategies
  • How to get employment
  • Communication skills

This book also provides an Action and Practice section complete with case studies and questions.

2. The Complete Textbook of Phlebotomy (Hoeltke, The Complete Textbook of Phlebotomy) by Lynn B. Hoeltke

  • Phlebotomy procedures
  • Safety equipment
  • Collecting blood samples
  • Presentation

This book provides self examinations after each chapter.

3.  Phlebotomy: Work text and Procedures Manual by Robin S. Warekois BS MT(ASCP), and Richard Robinson NASW

  • Safety procedures
  • Equipment
  • Practical phlebotomy skills

This book provides full color photos with story boards for easy following as well as workbook section.

4. Blood Collection: A Short Course by Susan King Strasinger, Marjorie Schaub Di Lorenzo.

  • Blood specimen collection
  • IV Insertion
  • Central Venous Catheter
  • Point of Care testing
  • Collection equipment
  • Transportation and storage conditions

This phlebotomy book provides a self assessment examination

5.  Phlebotomy Essentials by Ruth E. McCall, and Cathee M. Tankersley

  • Practical information
  • Phlebotomy procedures
  • Theory and principles
  • Problems and unsafe areas of phlebotomy
  • Safety issues
  • Equipment
  • Legal issues
  • Laboratory instrumentation
  • Information systems
  • Diagnostic tests

This book comes complete with CD-ROM, electronic flash cards, glossary with audio pronunciations, animations and a companion workbook.

You could also check out these phlebotomy books as well:

  • Applied Phlebotomy Books (2005) by Dennis J Ernst
  • SUCCESS! In Phlebotomy: Exam Review (2010) by Kathleen Becan McBride and Diana Garza
  • Phlebotomy Simplified textbook (2007) by Kathleen Becan McBride and Diana Garza
  • Blood Specimen Collection FAQs (2008)
  • Phlebotomy Review Guide by Susan E. Phelan
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2 Responses so far.

  1. alieakub says:

    Understanding basic fundamentals concerning the drawing of blood yes/no answer me.

  2. alieakub says:

    You could also check out these phlebotomy books as well where your choice.

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