Phb 211 Chapter 1 Exam

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Phlebotomy Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 

    The term phlebotomy is derived from two Greek words, phlebo and tomy, which mean:

    • A.

      Blood and droplet

    • B.

      Red and blood

    • C.

      Vein and cut

    • D.

      Droplet and vein

    Correct Answer
    C. Vein and cut
    Explanation
    The term phlebotomy is derived from two Greek words, phlebo and tomy. The word "phlebo" refers to vein, while "tomy" means cut. Therefore, the correct answer is "vein and cut." Phlebotomy is the process of making an incision in a vein to draw blood or perform other medical procedures.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these following individuals is most likely to perform phlebotomy procedures?

    • A.

      Pathologist

    • B.

      Office manager

    • C.

      Home health personnel

    • D.

      Pharmacy tech

    Correct Answer
    C. Home health personnel
    Explanation
    Home health personnel are most likely to perform phlebotomy procedures because they provide healthcare services directly to patients in their homes. Phlebotomy involves drawing blood samples from patients, which is a common procedure performed by home health personnel to collect specimens for testing and analysis. Pathologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing diseases, office managers are responsible for administrative tasks, and pharmacy techs assist pharmacists in dispensing medications, none of which typically involve performing phlebotomy procedures.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these three clinical purposes are identifiable factors to the importance of phlebotomy procedures to the overall care of the patient?

    • A.

      Diagnostic Testing

    • B.

      Therapeutic Assessments

    • C.

      Monitoring

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". Diagnostic testing, therapeutic assessments, and monitoring are all identifiable factors to the importance of phlebotomy procedures to the overall care of the patient. Phlebotomy procedures involve the collection of blood samples, which are then used for diagnostic testing to identify and diagnose diseases or conditions. These procedures can also be used for therapeutic assessments, such as monitoring medication levels or evaluating the effectiveness of treatments. Additionally, phlebotomy procedures play a crucial role in monitoring the patient's health status and tracking any changes or improvements.

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  • 4. 

    Professional certification typically refers to:

    • A.

      Passing a state examination

    • B.

      Maintaining a good record of attendance at one's jobsite

    • C.

      Passing a national examination and completing continuing education

    • D.

      Passing an examination given at a local hospital

    Correct Answer
    C. Passing a national examination and completing continuing education
    Explanation
    Professional certification typically refers to passing a national examination and completing continuing education. This means that individuals must successfully pass a standardized national examination that assesses their knowledge and skills in a specific professional field. Additionally, they are required to engage in ongoing education and training to ensure that they stay up-to-date with the latest advancements and best practices in their field. This combination of examination and continuing education helps to validate and enhance the professional's expertise and competence, making them more qualified and credible in their respective industry.

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  • 5. 

    Licensure typically refers to:

    • A.

      Passing a state-required examination and/or continuing education

    • B.

      Maintaining all immunizations up to date

    • C.

      Joining a professional organization

    • D.

      Providing up-to-date income tax records

    Correct Answer
    A. Passing a state-required examination and/or continuing education
    Explanation
    Licensure typically refers to passing a state-required examination and/or continuing education. This means that individuals must pass an examination mandated by the state in order to obtain a license in a specific profession. Additionally, they may be required to participate in continuing education courses to maintain their license and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in their field.

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  • 6. 

    A supervisor may assess competency by which method?

    • A.

      Written examinations

    • B.

      Direct observation

    • C.

      Reviewing worksheets or log books

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A supervisor may assess competency by all of the above methods. Written examinations can be used to test theoretical knowledge and understanding. Direct observation allows the supervisor to assess practical skills and abilities firsthand. Reviewing worksheets or log books provides an opportunity to evaluate the application of knowledge and skills in real-life situations. By utilizing all of these methods, the supervisor can comprehensively assess the competency of an individual.

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  • 7. 

    Which agency oversees the categorization of laboratory tests according to the level of complexity and the risk involved for the patient if errors occur?

    • A.

      The Joint Commission

    • B.

      CLIA

    • C.

      ISO

    • D.

      CDC

    Correct Answer
    B. CLIA
    Explanation
    CLIA, or the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, is the agency that oversees the categorization of laboratory tests according to the level of complexity and the risk involved for the patient if errors occur. CLIA regulations ensure that laboratory testing is accurate, reliable, and timely, and they establish quality standards for laboratory testing. This oversight helps to protect patient safety and ensure the quality of laboratory testing across the United States.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is acceptable attire for a phlebotomist?

    • A.

      Dangling earrings and/or body piercings

    • B.

      Fragrances and perfumes

    • C.

      Long, polished or artificial fingernails

    • D.

      Conservative jewelry with necklace tucked into collar

    Correct Answer
    D. Conservative jewelry with necklace tucked into collar
    Explanation
    Conservative jewelry with a tucked-in necklace is acceptable attire for a phlebotomist because it minimizes the risk of contamination and prevents any interference during the blood collection process. Dangling earrings and body piercings can pose a safety hazard by potentially getting caught on equipment or patients. Fragrances and perfumes can cause allergic reactions or discomfort for patients. Long, polished, or artificial fingernails are not recommended as they can harbor bacteria and make it difficult to maintain proper hand hygiene.

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  • 9. 

    Acute care refers to which type of hospital care?

    • A.

      Short-term stay (less than 30 days)

    • B.

      Hospice

    • C.

      Long-term stay (greater than 30 days)

    • D.

      Nursing home

    Correct Answer
    A. Short-term stay (less than 30 days)
    Explanation
    Acute care refers to hospital care that is provided for a short-term period, typically less than 30 days. This type of care is focused on the treatment of severe or sudden onset medical conditions, such as injuries or illnesses that require immediate attention. Acute care hospitals are equipped with specialized medical facilities and staff to provide intensive and specialized care during this short-term stay.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following are tests of moderate complexity?

    • A.

      Urine pregnancy test

    • B.

      Mononucleosis test

    • C.

      Blood chemistries

    • D.

      Occult blood detection

    Correct Answer
    C. Blood chemistries
    Explanation
    Blood chemistries are tests of moderate complexity because they involve analyzing various components of blood, such as glucose, electrolytes, liver enzymes, and kidney function markers. These tests require specialized equipment and trained personnel to perform and interpret the results accurately. Unlike urine pregnancy tests, mononucleosis tests, and occult blood detection, which are relatively simpler and can be performed with less specialized equipment and training.

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  • 11. 

    Among health care organizations, which of the folloing is a typical long-term care facility?

    • A.

      Nursing home

    • B.

      Emergency care center

    • C.

      Health/fitness club

    • D.

      County hospital

    Correct Answer
    A. Nursing home
    Explanation
    A nursing home is a typical long-term care facility among health care organizations. It provides residential accommodations and medical care for individuals who require assistance with activities of daily living or have chronic illnesses. Nursing homes offer services such as assistance with bathing, dressing, medication management, and therapy. They are designed to provide a supportive and safe environment for individuals who cannot live independently but do not require hospitalization.

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  • 12. 

    Which if the following aspects would do the most to promote a professional appearance in a patient care setting?

    • A.

      Quality control monitors

    • B.

      Good posture and personal hygiene

    • C.

      Use of a strong assertive voice

    • D.

      Good handwriting

    Correct Answer
    B. Good posture and personal hygiene
    Explanation
    Good posture and personal hygiene are important aspects that contribute to a professional appearance in a patient care setting. Maintaining good posture shows confidence and attentiveness, while personal hygiene demonstrates respect for oneself and others. Both aspects create a positive impression on patients and colleagues, enhancing the overall professionalism of the healthcare environment.

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  • 13. 

    The term right to know refers to:

    • A.

      Keeping the patient's condition confidential while outside of the health care organization

    • B.

      Accountability of the phlebotomist to know details of every clinical test

    • C.

      A patient's right to information about test procedures and who is performing them

    • D.

      Allowing employers to know personal details of each employee

    Correct Answer
    C. A patient's right to information about test procedures and who is performing them
    Explanation
    The term "right to know" refers to a patient's right to information about test procedures and who is performing them. This means that patients have the right to be informed about the tests that will be conducted on them, how these tests will be performed, and who will be performing them. It emphasizes the importance of transparency and ensuring that patients are well-informed about their healthcare and can make informed decisions about their treatment. This right to information helps to empower patients and enables them to actively participate in their own healthcare.

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  • 14. 

    An example of how clinical laboratory test results are used is:

    • A.

      Body mass index

    • B.

      Monitoring blood cholesterol levels

    • C.

      Measuring heart rate

    • D.

      Cataract screening

    Correct Answer
    B. Monitoring blood cholesterol levels
    Explanation
    Clinical laboratory test results are used to monitor blood cholesterol levels. This is done to assess an individual's risk for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. By regularly monitoring cholesterol levels, healthcare professionals can determine if lifestyle changes or medication are necessary to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

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  • 15. 

    In order to protect themselves on the job, phlebotomists should have which character trait?

    • A.

      Fear of infectious diseases

    • B.

      Expressing themselves loudly

    • C.

      Being suspicious of peers

    • D.

      A propensity for cleanliness

    Correct Answer
    D. A propensity for cleanliness
    Explanation
    Phlebotomists should have a propensity for cleanliness in order to protect themselves on the job. This is because cleanliness is essential in preventing the spread of infections and diseases. Phlebotomists come into contact with blood and bodily fluids, so maintaining a clean and sterile environment is crucial to minimize the risk of contamination. By having a natural inclination towards cleanliness, phlebotomists can ensure that they follow proper hygiene protocols, such as wearing gloves, using disinfectants, and properly disposing of contaminated materials, to protect both themselves and their patients from potential harm.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following is the phlebotomists' "domain"?

    • A.

      The preanalytic processes

    • B.

      Data collection

    • C.

      Reporting results

    • D.

      Analytic testing

    Correct Answer
    A. The preanalytic processes
    Explanation
    The phlebotomists' "domain" refers to the area or field in which they specialize or have expertise. In this case, the correct answer is the preanalytic processes. This means that phlebotomists are responsible for tasks and procedures that occur before the actual analysis or testing of the collected samples takes place. This includes activities such as patient identification, sample collection, labeling, and transportation. Phlebotomists play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the samples, which is essential for obtaining reliable and valid test results.

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  • 17. 

    An example of an unfavorable patient outcome during or after a phlebotomy procedure would be if the patient:

    • A.

      Has a loud radio on in the room

    • B.

      Passes out after the procedure

    • C.

      Has several family members in the room

    • D.

      States that he/she is fearful of the procedure

    Correct Answer
    B. Passes out after the procedure
    Explanation
    An unfavorable patient outcome during or after a phlebotomy procedure would be if the patient passes out after the procedure. This is because passing out can indicate a negative reaction to the procedure, such as a drop in blood pressure or a vasovagal response. It can also be a sign of complications, such as excessive bleeding or an adverse reaction to the needle. Passing out after the procedure can lead to further medical intervention and potentially delay or disrupt the patient's recovery process.

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  • 18. 

    Competencies for phlebotomists never vary from one employer to another.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because competencies for phlebotomists can vary from one employer to another. Different employers may have different requirements and expectations for phlebotomists, such as specific skills, certifications, or levels of experience. Therefore, it is important for phlebotomists to be aware of the specific competencies required by each employer they are applying to.

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  • 19. 

    An example of QC would be the routine checking of the refrigerator temperature.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An example of quality control (QC) involves the routine checking of the refrigerator temperature. This means regularly monitoring and verifying that the temperature of the refrigerator is within the desired range to ensure the proper storage and preservation of food items. By conducting these routine checks, any deviations or issues can be identified promptly, allowing for necessary adjustments or repairs to be made, thus maintaining the quality and safety of the stored food.

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  • 20. 

    The abbreviation CE usually refers to a certification examination.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect because the abbreviation "CE" commonly refers to "Continuing Education" rather than a certification examination. Continuing Education typically refers to educational programs or courses that professionals take to maintain or enhance their knowledge and skills in their respective fields.

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  • 21. 

    Verbal and nonverbal communication skills are considered essential for phlebotomists.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Verbal and nonverbal communication skills are crucial for phlebotomists because they need to effectively communicate with patients to ensure their comfort and understanding during the blood collection process. Phlebotomists must be able to explain procedures, answer questions, and provide clear instructions. Additionally, nonverbal communication, such as body language and facial expressions, can help establish trust and alleviate anxiety in patients. Therefore, having strong verbal and nonverbal communication skills is indeed essential for phlebotomists.

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  • 22. 

    The right to refuse treatment is considered a "Patient right".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The right to refuse treatment is considered a "Patient right" because it is a fundamental principle in healthcare that patients have the autonomy to make decisions about their own bodies and medical care. This right allows patients to decline or discontinue medical treatments, even if it goes against the recommendations of healthcare professionals. It is based on the principle of informed consent, where patients have the right to be fully informed about their medical condition, treatment options, and potential risks and benefits. Respecting the right to refuse treatment is essential in upholding patient autonomy and ensuring that medical decisions are made in the best interest of the patient.

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  • 23. 

    When unable to obtain a specimen from a patient, it is not necessary to inform the patient's nurse or caregiver.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is necessary to inform the patient's nurse or caregiver when unable to obtain a specimen from a patient. This is important because the nurse or caregiver needs to be aware of any difficulties or challenges in obtaining the specimen, so they can assist in finding alternative methods or solutions. Additionally, informing the nurse or caregiver ensures proper communication and coordination of care for the patient.

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  • 24. 

    Confidentiality is considered a "Patient right".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Confidentiality is considered a "Patient right" because it is essential for maintaining trust and privacy in the healthcare system. Patients have the right to expect that their personal and medical information will be kept confidential and only shared with authorized individuals involved in their care. This helps to protect their privacy, ensure their autonomy, and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information. Therefore, confidentiality is a crucial aspect of respecting and upholding the rights of patients.

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  • 25. 

    Sandals are permitted in the laboratory.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sandals are not permitted in the laboratory. This is because sandals do not provide adequate protection for the feet, which is necessary in a laboratory environment where there may be hazardous materials or equipment. Closed-toe shoes are typically required in laboratories to minimize the risk of injury. Therefore, the statement that sandals are permitted in the laboratory is false.

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  • 26. 

    A phlebotomist should wear a name badge at all times while on duty.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A phlebotomist should wear a name badge at all times while on duty to ensure proper identification and enhance patient safety. This helps patients and other healthcare professionals easily identify the phlebotomist and establish trust. It also promotes accountability and professionalism in the workplace by creating a transparent environment. Wearing a name badge can also assist in preventing any potential mix-ups or confusion during procedures.

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  • 27. 

    A patient who is hospitalized is an ______________.

    Correct Answer
    inpatient
    Explanation
    A patient who is hospitalized is referred to as an inpatient. This term is used to describe individuals who have been admitted to a hospital for medical treatment and are staying overnight or for an extended period of time. Inpatients receive care and treatment within the hospital setting, as opposed to outpatients who receive medical services without being admitted to the hospital.

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  • 28. 

    Health care procedures that are provided to a patient in the comfort of their own home are called ____________ care services.

    Correct Answer
    home health
    Explanation
    Health care procedures that are provided to a patient in the comfort of their own home are called home health care services. This type of care allows patients to receive medical treatment, monitoring, and assistance with daily activities without having to be admitted to a hospital or other medical facility. Home health care services are often provided by trained professionals, such as nurses or therapists, who visit the patient's home on a regular basis to provide the necessary care and support. This option is particularly beneficial for individuals who have difficulty leaving their homes or prefer to receive care in a familiar environment.

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  • 29. 

    A specialist who performs laboratory tests and usually has a 2-year or associate degree is called a _______ or a _______.

    Correct Answer
    MLT CLT
    Explanation
    A specialist who performs laboratory tests and usually has a 2-year or associate degree is called an MLT (Medical Laboratory Technician) or a CLT (Clinical Laboratory Technician). These professionals are trained to collect and analyze samples, perform tests, and report the results to doctors and other healthcare professionals. They play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating diseases by providing accurate and reliable laboratory test results.

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