How frequently should a competency evaluation be done on a phlebotomist?
intial training when starting the job an evaluation six months after the hire date, and an annual competency evaluation
What types of procedures would a phlebotomist NOT be able to perform or would only be able to do limitations of?
nasopharyneal swabbing, eye or ear swabbing, wound swabbing, manipulation or withdrawl of specimen for indwelling catheters, arterial punctures, therapeutic phlebotomy, injections, PPD skin tests or other skin tests, and skin scrappings
Phlebotomy techniques vary as the age of the patient varies. In age specific care, what are the four age groups?
3. youth - adult
4. older adult
What three people must sign the competency check - off forms?
A. student/ associate
An associate is hired as a phlebotomist and completes the intial training and competency certification. When will the next competency certification be needed?
A. six months
B. one year
C. two years
Phlebotomist competency must verify the ability to collect blood samples from what age group?
B. young adults and geriatrics
C. all age group
The competency assessment check - off form must include what information?
A. all the steps involved in completeing the procedure
B. the main steps in the procedure
C. only a statement stating that the requirements were met