Phlebotomy Essentials with Student Workbook

Phlebotomy Essentials with Student Workbook
7th Ed.
2021 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Ruth E. McCall, BS, MT (ASCP)
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-20627-2
Basic Sciences, Laboratory & Diagnosis


Phlebotomy Essentials

Phlebotomy Essentials, Seventh Edition provides accurate, up-to-date, and practical information and instruction in phlebotomy procedures and techniques, along with a comprehensive background in phlebotomy theory and principles. It is appropriate for use as an instructional text or as a reference for those who wish to update skills or study for national certification. Ensure a confident transition from classroom to clinic with this proven, approachable phlebotomy resource. Phlebotomy Essentials, Seventh Edition easily instills the core knowledge and clinical understanding behind safe, effective patient communication and interaction.

Enhanced with new images, a more efficient design, and new contributions from leading subject matter experts, this updated edition details how today’s phlebotomists work in an approach optimized for how today’s students learn. Combined with an optional Workbook, Exam Review book, and updated digital courseware, the latest edition of Phlebotomy Essentials represents a cornerstone of preparation for a successful career in phlebotomy.

The content in this new edition of Phlebotomy Essentials was designed in accordance with applicable National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) competencies. Procedures have been written to conform to the latest OSHA safety regulations and, wherever applicable, standards developed by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI).

Features and Benefits

  • • Applicable NAACLS competencies are listed at the beginning of each chapter
  • • Key Terms and Learning Objectives begin each chapter and help students recognize important terms and concepts they will come across while reading the chapter
  • • Consistently organized step-by-step Procedures with an explanation or rationale for each step assist the student in learning and understanding phlebotomy techniques
  • • Key Points emphasize important concepts to enhance student learning and reinforce the significance of the stated information
  • • Cautions highlight critical information to help students identify and avoid dangerous practices
  • • FYIs add interesting notes and fun facts that will enhance practical application of the information
  • • Memory Joggers offer a proven way to aid some students in remembering important information
  • • New Misconception Alerts clarify difficult-to-learn topics based on student data
  • • New Law and Ethics boxes highlight potential ethical and legal dilemmas phlebotomists face
  • • Additional Study and Review Questions at the conclusion of each chapter provide a review of content covered in the chapter
  • • Case Studies bring concepts to life and enhance critical thinking skills at the end of each chapter
  • • A Media Menu at the end of each chapter points out online student resources available for that chapter
  • • Book icons throughout the text refer readers to Student Workbook for Phlebotomy Essentials and Phlebotomy Exam Review, for further opportunities to enrich their learning

Student Workbook for Phlebotomy Essentials

The Student Workbook for Phlebotomy Essentials, Seventh Edition is designed to be used in combination with the seventh edition of the Phlebotomy Essentials textbook as a valuable learning resource that will help the student master the principles of phlebotomy by reinforcing key concepts and procedures covered in the textbook. The workbook offers a variety of exercises and tools to make it easy and fun for the student to understand and remember essential information and enhance critical thinking skills.

The Workbook provides students with chapter-by-chapter exercises to reinforce text material, assessment tools to evaluate their skills, realistic scenarios to gauge their grasp of key concepts, and skills logs to chart their progress. It also includes key terms matching exercises, chapter review questions, crossword puzzles, skill and knowledge drills, requisition activities, case studies, and procedure evaluation forms.

Features and Benefits

  • • Chapter Objectives that correspond to those in the companion textbook
  • • Matching Activities including Key Term Matching using the key terms from the corresponding textbook chapter
  • • Labeling Activities to help students visualize important material
  • • Knowledge Drills including fun scrambled word activities and brand new to this edition
  • • A True/False activity that tests your grasp of concepts by turning a false statement into one that is true
  • • Skills Drills, including requisition and procedure practice activities
  • • Updated and in some cases expanded Chapter and Unit Crossword Puzzles to help make learning fun
  • • Chapter Review Questions to test comprehension of chapter material
  • • Case Studies to bring concepts to life including additional case studies new to this edition

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 93/100
4/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.67 Health Sciences - Laboratory Technology
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"Once again, this book has met the high standard set by previous editions. It remains a stalwart of phlebotomy education and continues its renown as a comprehensive reference for all things related to phlebotomy. Get it."

-- Valerie Ng, PhD MD (Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital) Doody's Review


Intended for all aspects of the phlebotomy continuum - students, practicing phlebotomists, phlebotomy instructors. It would also be useful to anyone performing phlebotomy as part of their other duties (e.g., nurses, respiratory care practitioners, medical assistants, etc.). This book definitely meets the needs of the intended audience. The author is a well-recognized and respected authority in this area.

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