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Phlebotomy – Test (partial)

Competency Test for Phlebotomists

The following test for LVNs and RNs 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
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?

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

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?
Although containing hemoglobin, this type of cell found in blood lacks a nucleus
Serum samples are drawn before blood coagulation to
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:
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:

D. CNA Math and Measurements
1.5 teaspoons is roughly equivalent to:
Nil Per Os is:
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:
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