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    to be 3% and under. The information I provided was from a presentation by Peter H. Gilligan called “How to get your blood culture contamination rates to <1% is an outstanding goal to reach and is definitely possible with the right staff and training. A culture is considered to likely be contaminated when a single positive culture from multiple sets is positive. Organisms that are considered to be contaminants are coagulase negative staphylococcus, Corynebacterium (except C. jeikium), Bacillus spp., P.acnes, viridian streptococci, and clostridium perfringens. There are many factors that come into play when preventing blood culture contamination. Proper skin preparation, culture bottle preparation, single vs. double needles, percutaneous venipuncture vs. vascular catheters, commercial blood culture collections kits, and even the phlebotomy team are important factors to consider. Unlike normally just using alcohol, skin should be disinfected with iodine and a mixture of isopropyl alcohol. The site should be allowed to dry without touch anything else. Disinfecting the blood culture bottles have shown to have lower contamination rates. Also, contamination is “2 to 5 times…

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    Informative Speech On Phlebotomy

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    (Attention getter) Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. That’s a lot of blood. Blood is scary, and blood always seems to make situations worse than it really is. Trust me, it happened to me personally. But if you think about it, blood is everything. There are many things about phlebotomy, yet not a lot of people know about them. (Thesis) Coming from a family with a bit of history in the medical fields, this topic easily made me curious and I wanted to know more. (Preview…

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    Want to know how to bring a U.S. Marine to tears? Give him a Rocephin shot. As one Marine quipped, “it brings half the men to their knees, and the other half to tears.” Doing a Google search on the term “Rocephin” (aka the peanut butter shot), you’ll find the #1 concern of military recruits is receiving this required penicillin shot during boot camp. “It feels like acid going in” is a common description. If toughened military men have these concerns, it’s no surprise nearly 20% of the U.S.…

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    Application Paper 1 What is medical negligence definition is that a healthcare provider’s actions or inaction deviated from the accepted standard of care. In law, the failure to do something that a reasonable person of ordinary prudence would do in a certain situation or the doing of something that such a person would not do. Negligence may provide the basis for a lawsuit when there is a legal duty, as the duty of a physician or nurse to provide reasonable care to patients and when the…

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    Imagine lying on a hospital bed, deathly sick, waiting for blood test results. Months have passed since the sickness set in and it has been getting worse and worse as time has passed. Being unaware as to what is wrong, there was no other choice but to go to the hospital and get blood drawn. After enduring countless different procedures and tests, none of them coming back with any results that are unsatisfactory, but being well aware that there is something seriously wrong, the decision to visit…

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    INVESTIGATION: On 06/26/2016 at approximately 0311 hours, I was notified by Master Detective L. Cichon #3846 of a traffic crash involving life-threatening injuries on Bloomingdale Avenue, west of Bell Shoals Road. Master Detective L. Cichon advised the crash involved a single vehicle with a 15 year old occupant being flown to Tampa General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. She was responding to Tampa General Hospital and requested Detective M. Carter #181968 and I respond to the scene.…

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    There are two ways that you can collect blood specimen from a patient. The first way is known as a venipuncture which is when a needle punctured a vein. Usually phlebotomist tend to draw from the cephalic and basilic veins in the antecubital area. Ways that you can collect blood from the vein is by using a syringe and using a needle with a vacutainer. The vacutainer is when you have a needle and another needle with rubber. The vacutainer gets hooked up to the area with the rubber needle. This…

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    EMLA Cream: A Case Study

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    EMLA and Intravenous Access This study was completed by Schreiber et al (2013) to see if the alleged vasoconstrictive effects of EMLA cream make it more difficult for healthcare workers to initiate intravenous access in children. The article begins by discussing pain from venipuncture and venous cannulation and how local anaesthetic cream such as EMLA can be used to reduce the pain; however, 16 out of 58 clinicians interviewed believed that using EMLA cream on young children made achieving…

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    instance if I were to be asked to start the IV and contrast as long as I have had the proper training, I would have done so if and only if the physician was to stay throughout the injection and the waiting period in case there is a reaction by the patient to the drug. The scope of practice has shifted to the imaging professional to maybe starting contrast intravenously but what to do in case there is a negative reaction to the drug from the patient has not, that scope of practice remains still…

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    The primary purpose of this test is the evaluation the red blood cells, white blood cells, and the platelets for a routine check-up or unexplained symptoms such as bruising and or bleeding. The information gained from these tests are used to remove the various possibilities since there is no definitive test for the diagnosis of ITP. Sample collection is obtained through venipuncture in which the physician will give the patient instructions on whether to fast. A blood smear test is often done…

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