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Phlebotomy – Test (full)

Competency Test for Phlebotomists

The following test for Phlebotomist is used to assess your experience and skills and help your Nurse Adviser place you in the proper assignment. Please choose the best answer to each question.
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A. Universal Precautions and Patient Interaction
Upon entering a patient\'s room to perform phlebotomy, what is the very first step?

The blood bank technologist does not necessarily have to uphold the “Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services” standard established by the American Association of Blood Banks
Giving particular attention to proper recommended procedures for handwashing is an example of which desired personal characteristic?
A moral obligation to determine the difference between right and wrong is
The “Scope of Practice” refers to
Which answer best tells us about HIPAA?
Based on the protections of HIPAA, which of the following are best practices to ensure compliance?
Being familiar with customs of different cultures is important. One example is to be aware that nodding may be considered a sign of politeness and not of understanding.

B. Patient Preparation and Blood Collection
A patient is sleeping when the phlebotomist enters the room. The proper procedure is to:
The phlebotomist must never force a patient to undergo a venipuncture
It is standard procedure for a phlebotomist in an emergency room to draw a specimen without a requisition if the patient is unable to respond to the phlebotomist
It is standard for a phlebotomist to speak with an unconscious patient when performing venipuncture
Which of the following types of tests should be collected first?
These are internally lined w/ silicone to prevent cells from sticking to the side of the tube
The following are reasons a laboratory may reject a sample except

C. Hematology
The clear, straw-colored portion of blood is called
Why is EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, no, you won't be asked to spell it) a preferred anticoagulent for blood requiring hematology?
Which one is not a blood electrolyte?
Although containing hemoglobin, this type of cell found in blood lacks a nucleus
Serum samples are drawn before blood coagulation to
A potassium deficit caused by vomiting, gastric suction, alkalosis, diarrhea, or the use of diuretics is likely a sign of
A CBC includes which of the following tests?
The most abundant plasma protein is
The medical term for a below normal red blood cell count or hemoglobin level is called
The best and most common place to use a typical blood pressure cuff is:
When taking a patient/resident's weight, the best procedure is to:
While caring for a client with an HIV related illness, the nurse should use what type of precautions?
This temperature measurement site is considered the most reliable:
The difference between icteric and lipemic specimens are thus: post-centrifuged icteric samples are cloudy because of increased lipids, while lipemic ones are yellow-hued because of a higher presence of biliruben.

D. CNA Math and Measurements
1.5 teaspoons is roughly equivalent to:
Nil Per Os is:
A resident/patient's intake & output numbers should be totaled:
An example of the proper measurement to use when measuring urinary output is:
Galactosemia is a metabolic disorder cause by the lack of a liver enzyme needed to convert the sugar in milk into glucose.
A phlebotomist enters a patient/resident\'s room and discovers the client is sitting in their chair masturbating. The phlebotomist can/should:
6 oz is equivalent to 190 milliliters:
To convert 8 oz of juice to milliliters (ml) the CNA should calculate this way:

E. Basic Care & Comfort
When helping a client who has had a stroke to walk, the medical professional should most often:
All of the following are signs of abuse and/or neglect except:
A phlebotomist enters a patient/resident room. The client complains of being in great pain. The phlebotomist should:
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