The Finest Phlebotomy Test!

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The Finest Phlebotomy Test!

Phlebotomy is the name given to the practice of making an incision in a vein with a needle. So, for example, if you’ve ever had blood drawn or had an injection, you’ll have gone through it. What do you know about the inner workings of the process? Take this phlebotomy test to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Wearing a mask

    • B. 

      Cleaning spills

    • C. 

      Washing hands

    • D. 

      Burning waste

  • 2. 
    After drawing blood from a patient, the phlebotomist should dispose of the needle by __________.
    • A. 

      Breaking it so it cannot be reused by anyone

    • B. 

      Depositing it in an approved "sharps container"

    • C. 

      Todding it into waste cans in the laboratory

    • D. 

      Recaqpping it carefully and bringing it back to the lab

  • 3. 
    Negligence by a professional person is called __________.
    • A. 

      Invasion of privacy

    • B. 

      Slander

    • C. 

      Malpractice

    • D. 

      Tort

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the single most common source of HIV and HBV in the workplace?
    • A. 

      Semen

    • B. 

      Saliva

    • C. 

      Pleural fluid

    • D. 

      Blood

  • 5. 
    The heart, lymphatic organs, and blood vessels are in the __________.
    • A. 

      Respiratory system

    • B. 

      Cardiovascular system

    • C. 

      Digestive system

    • D. 

      Urinary system

  • 6. 
    The venipuncture site should be cleansed in a circular motion from the center to the __________.
    • A. 

      Periphery

    • B. 

      Injection point

    • C. 

      Opposite side you started from

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Give away oxygen

    • B. 

      Pick up carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Pick up waste products

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which is not an infection control method?
    • A. 

      Protective clothing

    • B. 

      Biohazard containers

    • C. 

      Sphygmomanometers

    • D. 

      Hand washing

  • 9. 
    Safe working conditions for employees are regulated by __________.
    • A. 

      FDA

    • B. 

      OSHA

    • C. 

      CDC

    • D. 

      CLSI

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Velcro

    • B. 

      Blood pressure cuff

    • C. 

      Pliable strap

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    The color of normal serum is usually __________.
    • A. 

      Straw to yellow

    • B. 

      Milky white

    • C. 

      Clear red

    • D. 

      Hazy brown

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Same side mastectomy

    • B. 

      Recent heart attack

    • C. 

      IV in the opposite arm

    • D. 

      Active tuberculosis

  • 13. 
    Chemicals that precent blood from clotting are called __________.
    • A. 

      Preservatives

    • B. 

      Activators

    • C. 

      Anticoagulants

    • D. 

      Adhesives

  • 14. 
    Red and white blood cell counts are examples of __________ tests.
    • A. 

      Chemistry

    • B. 

      Blood banking

    • C. 

      Hematology

    • D. 

      Microbiology

  • 15. 
    Treating all specimens as if they are hazardous and infectionsis the basis for __________.
    • A. 

      Isolation

    • B. 

      Quality control

    • C. 

      Universal precautions

    • D. 

      Hazardous waste control

  • 16. 
    Drugs used to destroy or kill bacteria that cause disease, are called __________.
    • A. 

      Disinfectants

    • B. 

      Germicides

    • C. 

      Sterilizers

    • D. 

      Anitbiotics

  • 17. 
    When the heart is contracting, the pressure is highest. This pressure is called the __________. 
    • A. 

      Systolic pressure

    • B. 

      Diastollic pressure

    • C. 

      Heart pressure

    • D. 

      Arterial pressure

  • 18. 
    The process by which an object or area becomes unclean is known as __________.
    • A. 

      Contamination

    • B. 

      Infection

    • C. 

      Sterilization

    • D. 

      Colonization

  • 19. 
    The health care worker is protected by law if it can be determined that he or she acted as expected when compared with fellow workers. This is called __________.
    • A. 

      Respondent superior

    • B. 

      Reasonable care

    • C. 

      Duty of care

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not known to transmit HIV?
    • A. 

      Vaginal secretions

    • B. 

      Breast milk

    • C. 

      Semen

    • D. 

      Sweat

  • 21. 
    Consent to treament based upon full understanging of all possible risks of unpreventable results of treatment is called __________.
    • A. 

      Contributory negligence

    • B. 

      Fraud

    • C. 

      Assumption of risk

    • D. 

      Proximate cause

  • 22. 
    Infections that can be spread from person to person are called __________.
    • A. 

      Environmental

    • B. 

      Communicable

    • C. 

      Indirect

    • D. 

      Vector-borne

  • 23. 
    A tube adapter that has been visibly contaminated with blood should be disposed of in __________.
    • A. 

      A sealed double bag

    • B. 

      The regular trash

    • C. 

      A biohazardous waste container

    • D. 

      A needle cutter

  • 24. 
    A violation of a person's right to have his or her name, photograph, or private affairs made public without giving consent is called __________.
    • A. 

      Assault

    • B. 

      Malpractice

    • C. 

      Invasion of privacy

    • D. 

      Battery

  • 25. 
    OSHA requires training and educational information on bloodborne pathogens to be given to employees __________.
    • A. 

      At a reasonable cost

    • B. 

      At no cost

    • C. 

      For a pre-agreed fee

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 26. 
    Characteristics of capillaries include __________.
    • A. 

      Being thin-walled in structure

    • B. 

      Forming microscopic pathways

    • C. 

      Connecting arterioles with venules

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Capillaries

    • B. 

      Bronchioles

    • C. 

      Venules

    • D. 

      Veins

  • 28. 
    The branch of study of moral issues, questions and problems arising in the practice of medicine and biomedical research is called __________.
    • A. 

      Philosophy

    • B. 

      Litigation

    • C. 

      Bioethics

    • D. 

      Morals

  • 29. 
    If tests require serim rather than a plasma, a tube with what color top should be drawn?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Purple

  • 30. 
    When using evacuated tubes for blood collection, it is crucial to remember to __________.
    • A. 

      Never to under fill tubes that contain anticoagulant

    • B. 

      Never to use tubes past their stated expiration date

    • C. 

      Immediately invert any tubes that contain additives

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      Mulitple tubes

    • B. 

      Sterile technique

    • C. 

      Intravenous drips

    • D. 

      Blood cultures

  • 32. 
    Because bacteria and other microorganisms can be found anywhere, all health care personnel should maintain sterility when handling __________.
    • A. 

      IV supplies

    • B. 

      Catheters

    • C. 

      Instruments

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      Ask a nurse if gown, mask or gloves are needed

    • B. 

      Ask the patient what the nurses wear

    • C. 

      Go on it, as short visits in isolation do not matter

    • D. 

      Read isolation signs to deternine what PPE is appropriate

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      Patients full name and phlebotomist initials

    • B. 

      Date of patients birth and/or social security number

    • C. 

      Date and time of draw

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 35. 
    The study of blood is called __________.
    • A. 

      Hematology

    • B. 

      Hematoxins

    • C. 

      Hemoglobin

    • D. 

      Hemolysis

  • 36. 
    The term asepsis literally means __________.
    • A. 

      Full of germs

    • B. 

      Infected

    • C. 

      Contaminated

    • D. 

      Without bacteria

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      Disinfection

    • B. 

      Detoxification

    • C. 

      Sterilization

    • D. 

      Acid washing

  • 38. 
    Capillary blood sampling may be used if the laboratory tests require __________.
    • A. 

      A large volume of blood

    • B. 

      Very little blood

    • C. 

      Type O blood

    • D. 

      An arterial stick

  • 39. 
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Lavender

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Yellow

  • 40. 
    Diastolic pressure is __________.
    • A. 

      The bottom number of blood pressure readings

    • B. 

      The intermediate number of blood pressure readings

    • C. 

      The top number of blood pressure readings

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 41. 
    • A. 

      Before

    • B. 

      During

    • C. 

      Above

    • D. 

      After

  • 42. 
    Which of the following legally enforces the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard?
    • A. 

      FDA

    • B. 

      OSHA

    • C. 

      CDC

    • D. 

      The Joint Commission

  • 43. 
    Common syptoms of shock include all of the following except __________.
    • A. 

      Pale skin

    • B. 

      Increased shallow breathing rate

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Weak pulse

  • 44. 
    Which of the following causes AIDS?
    • A. 

      HBV

    • B. 

      HIV

    • C. 

      CMV

    • D. 

      RSV

  • 45. 
    Eating and drinking are permissible in a laboratory setting __________.
    • A. 

      At all times

    • B. 

      Only in designated clean areas

    • C. 

      After hours of operation

    • D. 

      As long as care is used

  • 46. 
    In health care, when all evaluated services and results compate within acceptable standards, principles of __________ are being used.
    • A. 

      Quality assurance

    • B. 

      Regulatory bodies

    • C. 

      Networking

    • D. 

      Risk management

  • 47. 
    The tissue that covers and protects the body is __________.
    • A. 

      Epithelial

    • B. 

      Connective

    • C. 

      Muscle

    • D. 

      Nerve

  • 48. 
    A possible cause of tube breakage during centrifugation might be __________.
    • A. 

      Too much blood in the tube

    • B. 

      Unbalanced centrifuge

    • C. 

      Not enough blood in the tube

    • D. 

      Centrifuging too long

  • 49. 
    A tube containing sodium citrate as an additive is the __________. 
    • A. 

      Green tube top

    • B. 

      Black tube top

    • C. 

      Blue tube top

    • D. 

      Yellow tube top

  • 50. 
    Lack of physical or mental fitness is __________.
    • A. 

      Malpractice

    • B. 

      Obesity

    • C. 

      Negligence

    • D. 

      Incompetence