Name Tutor Course Date Phlebotomy Gold Standards discussion After reading the gold standard of phlebotomy I realized that various methods have been updated relative to the textbook I had read. In the updated gold standards a phlebotomist technician should consider protective measures which include putting on protective clothing hand hygiene facial protection and respiratory protection before conducting phlebotomy. These measures are not mentioned of their platelets. There are some elderly patients whose ability to recover is very slow with low immunity to illness (Klosinski p.520). I am afraid that they may be infected while conducting venipuncture to them. Works Cited Buowari Omiepirisa Y. "Complications of venepuncture." Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology vol. 04 no. 01 2013 pp. 126-128. Klosinski Deanna D. "Collecting Specimens From the Elderly Patient." Laboratory Medicine vol. 28 no. 8 2015 pp. 518-522. [...]
Attached you will find the gold standard of phlebotomy which was updated in 2010. Please note not many institutions have updated their practices so you may see some phlebotomist, technicians and nurses not going by the gold standard simply because they did not stay abreast with the new updates. In light of that go through the slides and pinpoint the revisions made and that should no longer be practiced and discussion the topics below. Task: View the slides Record the revisions based on the methods from the textbook, prior phlebotomy training, personal experience, etc. Discuss any excitement or challenges you anticipate facing in performing a venipuncture or capillary stick.