Research methods of quality control and then in a properly formatted APA Word document describe how a medical assistant would promote and practice these methods to ensure a positive outcome when performing a phlebotomy procedure.
Best practices when performing a phlebotomy procedure involve the following factors:
Selecting an appropriate location
Standards for quality care for patients and health workers, which includes:
Availability of appropriate supplies
Availability of personal protective equipment
Avoidance of contaminated equipment
Special considerations related to patients
Quality of laboratory sampling
Phlebotomy errors may cause serious harm to patients, so it is essential to establish and practice quality control when performing a venipuncture or capillary puncture on any patient.
For this case study you are to research methods of quality control and then in a properly formatted APA Word document describe how a medical assistant would promote and practice these methods to ensure a positive outcome when performing a phlebotomy procedure.
Your written case study should include:
A definition of quality control
The steps you would take to plan ahead for a phlebotomy procedure
How to properly identify the patient
Description on how to select an appropriate location for a venipuncture and a capillary puncture
How to obtain a quality blood sample (i.e., non-hemolized)
At least one special considerations related to patient care
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