- Describe the challenges of performing pediatric phlebotomy.
- Define the term “age specific care” and describe how this will assist the phlebotomist in drawing patients of different age groups.
- Describe the patient group and general guidelines for dealing with patients in the following categories: infancy, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and older adult.
- Describe the interpersonal skills required for drawing pediatric patients.
- Describe the methods for restraining a child during blood collection.
- State the best environment to perform a phlebotomy or other painful procedure on a hospitalized child.
- Describe the appropriate method for dealing with combative children.
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using EMLA.
- List the different sites which may be used for blood collections on infants and children.
- State when microcollection (capillary puncture) may be the procedure of choice on children.
- State the precautions which must be followed when performing a heel stick blood collection.
- State the purpose of performing the newborn screening test.
- Describe the proper method of collecting blood on filter paper for newborn screening.
- State the blood collection techniques for use on pediatric patients including: capillary puncture, drawing from IV lines, dorsal vein hand, heparin locks, scalp vein, central venous catheters.
- State why monitoring of blood volume removed is critical in the infant.
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