Our online Phlebotomy continuing education program is fully approved and accredited
by the California Department of Public Health-Laboratory Field Services.
Skin Puncture Procedures
CEUs earned upon successful completion : 2
This course will cover skin puncture procedure techniques, how to work with laboratory specimens in a safe way and how to care for the post puncture site. This course ensures the phlebotomists competency as required by CLIA which ensures a quality patient outcome.
Upon successful completion of this course you will earn 2 continuing education units.
You will be able to print your certificate immediately upon completion. The cost of this CDPH-LFS accredited course is $29.99.
Describe reasons for performing a skin puncture procedure
List the indications / advantages for performing Skin Punctures in pediatric and adult populations
Describe and explain the decontamination process and the agents used to decontaminate skin for routine blood tests
Describe the various features needed on skin puncture lancets and micro collection devices.
Discuss the types of equipment and supplies that must be used during micro-collection of infants and children
Describe the correct order of steps in the performance of a Skin Puncture.
Describe the proper lancet insertion depth for Skin Puncture and explain why controlling the depth of the puncture is necessary
Describe fears or concerns that children in different development stages might have toward the blood collection process
Identify puncture sites for a heel stick on an infant and describe the procedure
Explain why blood from a skin puncture procedure is different from blood taken by venipuncture
Describe the procedure for screening neonates for phenylketonuria (PKU)
Describe the equipment that is used and personnel responsible for performing the bleeding-time test.
Describe the process of making a blood smear
Discuss the purpose and methodology for puncture site warming.
Identify laboratory tests that have a different reference values when collected by skin puncture.
Identify tests that cannot be performed by skin puncture.
List acceptable and unacceptable sites for Skin Puncture on adult and pediatric patients.
Describe the labeling of micro collection specimens.
List the order of draw for skin puncture specimens.
List the tests most commonly done on skin puncture specimens.
Describe the procedure and rationale for post-puncture care of a skin puncture