1 P.A.C.E. contact hour(s)

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Course number 578-035-19, approved through 10/15/2021
Course number 20-743990, approved through 9/1/2022

Objectives

  • Identify the origin and basic elements of the term phlebotomy.
  • Recall the importance of bloodletting in the ancient world.
  • Describe the early bloodletting devices and their importance in the ancient world and the middle ages.
  • Outline the reasons why bloodletting fell out of favor in the modern age.
  • List the major improvements to blood collection devices and procedures that came about in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Course Outline

  • Phlebotomy
      • Introduction
      • Introduction, continued
      • The Ancient World
      • The Ancient World - the Four Humors in Relation to the Four Elements
      • The Ancient World - Galen's Influence on Medical Practice
      • The Middle Ages
      • The Middle Ages - Leeching and Cupping
      • The Middle Ages - the Development of Barber-Surgeons
      • The Middle Ages - Differentiation Between Barber-Surgeons
      • The Middle Ages - Debate on How Much Blood to Remove
      • The Middle Ages - Calculating Devices and Calendars for Bloodletting
      • 1600s Through 1800s
      • 1600s Through 1800s, continued
      • 1600s Through 1800s - Bloodletting Falls in Disfavor
      • 1600s Through 1800s - Bloodletting Still Used in Spite of Opposition
      • 1600s Through1800s - Famous Fatal Bleedings
      • 20th Century to Present – Different Objectives – Different Tools
      • 20th Century to Present – Different Tools Venipuncture
      • 20th Century to Present – Different Tools Venipuncture - Luer Locks
      • 20th Century to Present – Different Tools Venipuncture - Evacuated Tube System
      • 20th Century to Present – Different Tools Venipuncture – The Vacuum Tube of Keidel
      • 20th Century to Present – Different Tools Venipuncture – the First Evacuated Blood Collection Tube
      • 20th Century to Present – An Ever Changing Technology – Venipuncture Innovations
      • 20th Century to Present – An Ever Changing Technology – Automated Venipuncture
      • 20th Century to Present – An Ever Changing Technology - Capillary Puncture
      • 20th Century to Present – An Ever Changing Technology – Examples of Early Lancets
      • 20th Century to Present – An Ever Changing Technology - Capillary Puncture, continued
      • 20th Century to Present – An Ever Changing Technology - Capillary Puncture, continued
      • Should the Use of Tourniquets Be a Thing of the Past?
      • Blood Culture Contamination—Possibly Near 0% in the Future?
      • Phlebotomy Standards are not Static—CLSI Releases its 7th Edition of GP41, Collection of Diagnostic Venous Blood Specimens
      • 21st Century Forward – A Never Ending Story
  • References
      • References
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