Skin Punctures & Newborn Screens: Introduction (00:46)
This video will illustrate blood collection techniques for newborns, infants, and adults according to CLSI standards. Topics include: procedures for obtaining high quality specimens, acceptable sample sites, and newborn screen collection technique.
The use of personal protective equipment is as important as sample collection technique; puncture devices should be single use and contain a retractable lancet. Learn several scenarios where capillary collection is advantageous.
Supplies and Equipment (01:18)
Device styles to obtain capillary collection include incision and puncture devices. Other equipment includes: alcohol preps or skin disinfectant; gauze pads; gloves; micro-collection containers;sharps container;bandages;newborn screening cards; and more.
Consider a patient's age, the tests ordered, and available sites when choosing a collection site. Topics include: acceptable sites for patients one year and older; patient identification; mastectomy patients; safety precautions; site prep; collection technique; sample volume; order of draw; labeling; microhematocrit tubes; and hygiene.
Heelsticks on newborns and infants less than one-year-old are vital to patient care. Topics include: patient identification; site location; hygiene; site prep; collection technique; sample mixing; labeling; bandaging; and bilirubin specimens.
Newborn Screening (03:59)
Newborn screens can help prevent mental retardation, physical disabilities, or death. Topics include: general collection procedure; microhematocrit tubes; test card drying; submission; contamination prevention; and card rejection.
Review the elements of capillary puncture collections and newborn screens discussed in this video.
Additional Resources (01:21)
See additional resources for phlebotomy information.
Credits: Skin Punctures & Newborn Screens (00:26)
Credits: Skin Punctures & Newborn Screens
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