PHLEBOTOMY FOR THE GERIATRIC POPULATION
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course covers the physical and physiological changes during the aging process, health risks for the geriatric patient, geriatric venipuncture, specific interventions for the elderly, venipuncture related injuries and role of the laboratory in ensuring quality geriatric specimens.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- List physical and physiological changes caused by aging
- Identify health risks for geriatric patients
- Explain the role of the laboratory in ensuring quality geriatric specimens
- List guidelines for successful geriatric venipunctures
- Define geriatrics
- List phlebotomy related injuries
CE CONTACT HOURS: 2
COURSE FEE: $29.95 (Group rates are available upon request. Contact .)
WHO MAY TAKE THIS COURSE: Registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, phlebotomists and other allied health care professionals.
AVAILABILITY: Upon Demand
PRESENTATION METHOD: This downloadable course is in PDF format.
TEACHING METHOD: This is a self-paced course.
DURATION: All course requirements must be completed within 6 months of enrollment.
METHOD OF COURSE GRADING: Pass/fail grading system. Course examination is multiple choice and true/false statements. When a score of less than 70% is received, the examination may be taken one time without charge. Contact: for further information regarding additional retakes of the examination.
METHOD OF COURSE EVALUATION: After successful completion of the course examination, a course evaluation must be submitted to .
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon completion of the course content, examination with a passing grade of 70% and evaluation, student will receive a certificate of completion.
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: All readings are incorporated in the course.
OTHER RELATED COURSES: Preventing Needlestick and Other Sharps Related Injuries in the Healthcare Setting, Hand Hygiene for Health Professionals, Legal Issues Associated with Phlebotomy, An Introduction to Forensic Blood Specimen Collection and Handling, Elder Mistreatment: An Introductory Course, Forensic Wound Recognition, Forensic Evidence Collection in the Clinical Setting…
AUTHOR’S BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Faye Battiste Otto, RN, SANE
Course Procedure from start to completion.
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