Podcast of Learning Scope Added
We are pleased to announce the Learning Scope article, "Eight Questions Every Phlebotomist Should Be Able to Answer" is now available as an audio presentation. The test, covering eight essential questions all phlebotomists should be able to answer ( ... and should stop drawing immediately if they can't answer them correctly), was written by phlebotomy expert Dennis J. Ernst, MT(ASCP), director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, based in Ramsey, IN.
Examples of questions posed by Ernst in the article are:
- If you miss the vein, what are the limits to needle relocation?
- What is a "two-point check for bleeding and why is it required for bandaging?
- How can you best protect fainting patients from injury?
- What constitutes proper patient identification?
The audio portion was provided by Donna R. Kirven, MBA, CPTI(CA), PBT(ASCP), NCPT(NCCT), education coordinator, Laboratory Quality Systems, at John Muir Health, Concord, CA. Kirven was recently added to the ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Professionals editorial advisory board.
Not only is Kirven heavily involved in furthering laboratory education efforts in the state of California (and across the country and globe), but she is also a poet and musician, and it's clear she has the pleasant voice to present the article in this format.
Continue to check the ADVANCE Web site for more audio presentations of Learning Scope articles.
Currently available tests include:
- Developing Your Career (9/6/2010, .05 CEU)
- Eight Questions Every Phlebotomist Should Be Able to Answer (8/23/2010, .05 CEU)
- Pandemic Response (3/2/2010, .1 CEUs)
- Selective Superbugs: MRSA, Acinetobacter baumannii, Clostridium difficile (2/9/10, .15 CEUs)
- H1N1: The Clinical Laboratory's Role (12/15/09, .1 CEUs)
- Blood Banking Competency (10/6/09, .15 CEUs)
- Innate Immunity and Inflammatory Mediators (12/1/08, .15 CEUs)
You can take the test here
. The main page listing all available tests is here