What is Phlebotomy? - Definition & Equipment


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All of the following are types of equipment used for phlebotomy EXCEPT _____.

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1. Why is the most common reason a lancet is used?

2. If you were a phlebotomist, why would you use a syringe to remove blood instead of a vacuum tube?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Phlebotomy is a common practice in medical settings. The questions in this quiz will ask you about what phlebotomy is, how it's performed, and the equipment involved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • What phlebotomy means
  • Equipment used for phlebotomy
  • Reasons a lancet is used
  • When to use a syringe instead of a vacuum tube
  • How the phlebotomy site is cleaned

Skills Practiced

These assessments give you the opportunity to practice your proficiency with the following:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding equipment required for phlebotomy
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to answer questions about why lancets are used
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related phlebotomy lesson

Additional Learning

For more information about these topics, check out the lesson connected with this quiz called What is Phlebotomy? - Definition & Equipment. The lesson will cover:

  • Who performs phlebotomy
  • Why wearing gloves is important
  • The process of phlebotomy
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