Take Home Quiz Chapter 8

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  • 1. 
    When properly anchoring a vein, the:
    • A. 

      Index and middle finger are pulling the skin parallel to the arm just below the site.

    • B. 

      Index finger is pulling the skin above the site and thumb is pulling toward the wrist.

    • C. 

      Thumb is 1 to 2 in. Below the intended site and is pulling the skin toward the wrist.

    • D. 

      Thumb is next to the intended vein and pressing heavily downward into the tissue.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following actions is unlikely to help a phlebotomist gain a patient's trust?
    • A. 

      Acting confident and assured in beside manner

    • B. 

      Being professional in dress and personal appearance

    • C. 

      Collecting a specimen before the requested time

    • D. 

      Remaining at ease while interacting with the patient

  • 3. 
    It is unlikely that a misidentifying a paitent specimen would result in:
    • A. 

      A civil action malpractice lawsuit.

    • B. 

      Being dismissed from the facility.

    • C. 

      No reprimand if no one was hurt.

    • D. 

      Temporary suspension of duties.

  • 4. 
    Needle phobia is defined as a/an:
    • A. 

      Anxiety about admission to the hospital.

    • B. 

      Inability to watch while others are drawn.

    • C. 

      Intense fear of needles and being stuck.

    • D. 

      Personal preference for smaller needles.

  • 5. 
    Symptoms of needle phobia can include:
    • A. 

      Arrhythmia.

    • B. 

      Fainting.

    • C. 

      Light-headedness.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    A basic step that can be taken to minimize any trauma assoicated with a venipuncture is to:
    • A. 

      Allow the paitent to sit in the waiting room for half an hour before collection.

    • B. 

      Choose the most skilled phlebotomist available to perform the venipuncture.

    • C. 

      Have the patient wear an eye mask or close his or her eyes during the procedure.

    • D. 

      Thoroughly explain every detail of the draw before doing the venipuncture.

  • 7. 
    Proper use of a hand sanitizer includes:
    • A. 

      Allowing the alcohol to evaporate completely.

    • B. 

      Rubbing it in between and around the fingers.

    • C. 

      Using a very generous amount of the sanitizer.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    To examine by touch or feel is to:
    • A. 

      Ambulate.

    • B. 

      Anchor.

    • C. 

      Palpate.

    • D. 

      Pronate.

  • 9. 
    In most cases, needle insertion should be performed:
    • A. 

      At a 45-degree angle to the surface of the arm.

    • B. 

      Using a smooth, steady motion forward,

    • C. 

      With a deliberate and rapid forward jab.

    • D. 

      With the bevel of the needle face down.

  • 10. 
    To "seat" the needle in the vein means to:
    • A. 

      Anchor the vein while inserting the needle.

    • B. 

      Increase the angle needed to enter the vein.

    • C. 

      Redirect the needle to gain entry to the vein.

    • D. 

      Thread part of the needle with the lumen.

  • 11. 
    Going without food or drink except for water for 8 to 12 hours is defined as:
    • A. 

      Fasting.

    • B. 

      NPO.

    • C. 

      Routine.

    • D. 

      TDM.

  • 12. 
    The reason a test is ordered "timed" is to:
    • A. 

      Assess a patient's condition after surgery.

    • B. 

      Determine patient suitability for surgery.

    • C. 

      Draw it at the best time for accurate results.

    • D. 

      Establish a clinical diagnosis or prognosis.

  • 13. 
    Examples of timed tests include:
    • A. 

      Basic metabolic panel, potassium, and glucose.

    • B. 

      Blood cultures, cardiac enzymes, and cortisol.

    • C. 

      Calcium, ferritin, and complete blood count.

    • D. 

      Creatinine, lactic acid, and reticulocyte count.

  • 14. 
    A test is ordered "fasting" to:
    • A. 

      Assess a patient after outpatient surgery.

    • B. 

      Eliminate the effects of diet on test results.

    • C. 

      Determine patient eligibility for surgery.

    • D. 

      Standardize test results on critical patients.

  • 15. 
    Bending the arm up to apply pressure to the site after venipuncture has not been shown to:
    • A. 

      Disrupt the platelet plug when the arm is eventually lowered

    • B. 

      Enable the site to quickly stop bleeding after needle removal.

    • C. 

      Increase the possibility of bruising and hematoma formation.

    • D. 

      Keep the wound open, especially if it is at the side of the arm.

  • 16. 
    The unique number assigned to a specimen request is called the:
    • A. 

      Accession number.

    • B. 

      Health facility number.

    • C. 

      Patient date of birth.

    • D. 

      Patient ID number.

  • 17. 
    Failure of the paitent to follow required diet restrictions before specimen collection could lead to:
    • A. 

      Compromised patient care and treatment.

    • B. 

      Erroneous and meaningless test results.

    • C. 

      Misinterpreted test results by the physician.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following individuals has legal authority to authorize paitent testing?
    • A. 

      Laboratory director

    • B. 

      Patient's nurse

    • C. 

      Patient's physician

    • D. 

      Phlebotomist

  • 19. 
    Test requisition information must include the:
    • A. 

      Ordering physician.

    • B. 

      Patient's diagnosis.

    • C. 

      Patient's location

    • D. 

      Prior draw times.

  • 20. 
    Which type of requisition often serves as a test request, report, and billing form?
    • A. 

      Bar code

    • B. 

      Computer

    • C. 

      Manual

    • D. 

      Verbal

  • 21. 
    Information represented by a patient ID bar code typically includes the patient's:
    • A. 

      Credit information and employer

    • B. 

      DNA information and next of kin,

    • C. 

      Health status and lab test results

    • D. 

      Medical record number and name.

  • 22. 
    Outpaitent requisitions are typically of this type:
    • A. 

      Computer

    • B. 

      E-mail

    • C. 

      Manual

    • D. 

      Verbal

  • 23. 
    When reveived by the laboratory, inpaitent requisitions are typically sorted according to:
    • A. 

      Alphabetical order by name and then by test requested.

    • B. 

      Collection priority, date and time, and patient location.

    • C. 

      Difficulty of draw and type of equipment needed.

    • D. 

      Proximity of the patient's room to the laboratory.

  • 24. 
    Steps taken to unmistakeably connect a specimen and the accompanying paperwork to a specific individual are called:
    • A. 

      Accessioning the specimen.

    • B. 

      Bar-coding specimen labels.

    • C. 

      Collection verification.

    • D. 

      Patient identification.

  • 25. 
    Which priority does a timed test typically have?
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Second

    • C. 

      Third

    • D. 

      Fourth

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