9912.20 Basic Venipuncture
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In partnership with the Center for Phlebotomy Education, Inc.

Description: Learn the basic technique for drawing blood specimens by venipuncture according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) standards (GP41-A7). Detailed demonstrations include performing venipunctures using tube holders, syringes and winged blood collection sets. Emphasis is placed on needlestick safety, proper patient identification, preventing patient injury, and obtaining specimens free from errors that can alter results.

Course/Activity Information

Learning Outcomes:

  • Implement strategies to successfully obtain blood samples from patients in whom venous access is limited;
  • Discuss ways to overcome the obstacles to drawing blood samples successfully in a variety of situational challenges;
  • Associate the best selection of equipment and technique with patients presenting difficult drawing circumstances.


Bonus Content

Nightmare on Phlebotomy Street!

Description: Journey with a phlebotomist through a routine blood draw where mistakes abound. If you can survive the errors, join us to review how to properly perform these tasks and ensure that accurate results and patient experience are top of mind for all blood draws.


Author: Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP), NCPT(NCCT)

Director Center for Phlebotomy Education, Inc.


PEP hours: 1.0

CPS credits: 0

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of the quiz.

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