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Application of 70% isopropyl alcohol to a venipuncture site results in improved visualization of the vein because it causes this. Vasodilation
Infusion of isotonic fluids into the abdomen for the express purpose of retrieval of the fluid for diagnostic fluid analysis. Diagnostic preitoneal lavage
Low-profile gastrostomy tubes are made of silicone and cause less irritation of the ________ when compared with traditional latex gastrostomy tubes. Stoma
The concentration of osmotically active particles in a solution. Osmolality
When this occurs with certain intravenous chemotherapeutic drugs, as much of the drug should be removed from the site as possible by aspirating 5 mL of blood back through the catheter. Extravasation
As in vitro technique used to rapidly synthesize large quantities of a given DNA segment. Polymerase Chain Reaction
A potential complication of this procedure is abdominal pain and distention. Abdominocentesis
Improper compression of the vein following venipuncture may cause this complication. Hematoma
This type of catheter can be placed in the femur. Intraosseous
The act of surgically making an opening in the abdominal wall and into the stomach, usually for the placement of a feeding tube. Gastrostomy
Performing this action during a transtracheal wash will help loosen mucus and encourage the animal cough, thereby enhancing sample collection. Coupage
Although a common procedure in small animals, this urine collection technique is not performed in most large animals. Cystocentesis
An increased number of white blood cells. Leukocytosis
Passing through the skin. Percutaneous
Often a cause of leukocytosis. Inflammation
An overall decrease in red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Pancytopenia
Potential complication of an indwelling intravenous catheter involving a blood clot obstructing flow, which is characterized by a vein that "stand up" without being held off. Thrombosis
A decrease in citculating platelets. Thrombocytopenia
A comon site for this procedure to be performed is the carpal joint. Arthrocentesis
This self-retaining catheter is an ideal choice for urinary catheterization of mares. Foley
Prolonged loss of appetite. Anorexia
Forcibly ejecting collected blood through the syringe needle into the collection tube can cause this sample artifact. Hemolysis
Passage of an orogastric tube into the organ allows for sample collection of fluid that is then analyzed for diagnosis of dieases of the forestomachs. Rumen
In a patient with this white blood count abnormality, a bone marrow aspirate is indicated. Neutropenia

Phlebotomy Crossword

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Description

Universal Precautions are regulated by OSHA
Potential error from filling tubes in the wrong order carryover
How often should glucose monitors have QC checks daily
Why would a collection tube loose vacuum expired
Type of safety inspection performed on equipment maintenance logs mechanical
Complication from removing the needle before the tourniquet hematoma
What is present in a urinalysis sample to indicate infection leukocytes
Complication from underfilling a Gray tube hemolysis
Position for CPR supine
Primary function of RBC's --transport... oxygen
Puncture of bone for a heel stick can cause osteochondritis
The anticoagulant found in the Lavender tube edta
Type of tube to use for Blood Cultures sps
Antiseptic agent used to clean the site for a Blood Culture chlorhexadine
When calculating blood volume, you need to know the pts. weight
Tube color used for blood typing red
Term for using sense of touch to locate a vein palpate
Lab Dept. that tests cholesterol, glucose, triglycerides, and proteins chemistry

Phlebotomy Crossword

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Crossword
Description

A measurement used for the diameter of a needle. The larger the needle diameter, the smaller the gauge. Gauge
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (aka Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is an advanced stage of HIV) AIDS
Arterial Blood Gases (A test that measures the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in blood) ABG
To not eat. Common before a phlebotomy procedure is performed. Fasting
To feel by the hand. For example, to find the size and direction of a vein. Palpate
A red blood cell. Erythrocyte
A condition that decreases the number of blood platelets. Thrombocytopenia
Main protein in human blood. Albumin
A condition resulting in inflammation of a vein. Phlebitis
A small branch of an artery that leads to a capillary. Arteriole
The fluid or liquid portion of the blood. Plasma
A complex organic acid that is found in lung and liver tissue that prevents blood clotting. Heparin
The red liquid "tissue" that circulates in the arteries and veins that carries oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the tissue of the body. Blood
Automated External Defibrillator (A portable device that measures heart rhythm) AED
An abnormal connection from a vein to an artery to change the flow of blood. Fistula
Evacuated Tube System (The most common method of drawing blood) EST
Do Not Resuscitate DNR
Point of Care Testing (Medical testing at or near the site of patient care) POCT
Platelets PLT
One of the groups that persons blood can be classified as (A, B, AB, O). Blood Group
Guidelines recommended by the CDC for reducing the risk of transmission of epidemiologically important microorganisms by direct skin-to-skin or indirect contact. Contact Precautions
Absent or free from microorganisms. Aseptic
The outermost layer of the skin. Epidermis
To stop bleeding by vasoconstriction and coagulation or by a surgical process. Hemostasis
A thin and flexible tube that is inserted into a cavity of the body to withdraw or inject fluid Catheter
A platelet. Important for blood clotting. Thrombocyte
A protein that is necessary for blood to clot. Created by the action of fibrinogen and thrombin. Fibrin
A drug that causes a loss of sensation or unconsciousness. Anesthetic
A condition that causes a decrease in the amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. Anemia
A substance that stimulates the immune system to create antibodies. Antigen
The swelling caused by excess fluid accumulation in tissue. Edema
An injury of the soft tissue that results in breakage of the local capillaries and the leakage of red blood cells. Bruise
The clear fluid that separates from blood when it clots. Serum
Rapid onset or short course in reference to disease. Acute
To attract and gather material on the surface. Adsorb
EthyleneDiamineTetraacetic Acid (A polyamino carboxylic acid and a colourless, water-soluble solid) EDTA
Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (A test commonly given after a patient takes blood thinners) APTT

Lab Week Crossword

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Description

The branch of science relating to the morphology of the blood and blood forming tissues hematology
A chemical that prolongs the clotting time of blood heparin
A place equipped to test body fluids laboratory
One who works in a lab medical scientist
one who collects blood phlebotomist
Immediately STAT
Waster mateiral secreted by the kidney urine
part of the CBC responsible for coagulating platelet
reference lab mmcni
hospital in New Hampton Mercy Medical Center
Optical instrument for making a larger image of minute objects microscope
withdrawal of blood venipuncture
Documentation of critical result verbal read back
A "check" against established standards inspection
Machine used to separate blood centrifuge
Insturment used to test blood Analyzer
Person from MMC-NI who picks up samples courier
Personal protective equipment gloves
Free from microorganisms sterile
Used to disinfect countertops sanicloths
Device sometimes used to collect blood syringe
Chemical that destroys microorganisms disinfectant
Our customer patient
Physician provider
April 24-30 labweek
Signs and symptoms diagnosis
Letter/number combination submitted to insurance ICD codes
Rubber band used for venipuncture tourniquet
Tape put over venipuncture site bandaid
PRN tech joe
Lab manager Sharon

Pregnancy Crossword

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a condition where there is too much glucose in the patients blood that only affects pregnant women gestational diabetes
overweight pregnant women may need this during labour as they are more likely to have an instrumental delivery epidural
a pregnant woman is at higher risk than normal (20%->25%) of having one of these under 12 weeks if they are obese miscarriage
hypertension, proteinuria are signs of this condition pre-eclampsia
when a fertilised egg implants itself outside the womb - usually in the fallopian tubes ectopic
mothers who are obese are at increase risk their baby being born before its delivery date premature
mothers are screened for this condition of their babies, but the results do not give a definitive diagnosis. the older the mother the more at risk the baby is of having this condition downs syndrome
a diagnostic test for down's syndrome which takes a small amount of placenta which is attached to the uterus out via abdomen or cervix CVS
diagnostic for down's syndrome if beyond 15 weeks, sample of fluid surrounding the baby is taken via abdomen amniocentesis
women are offered this if the down's syndrome tests are positive councelling
test for screening for down's syndrome using a blood sample (10-14wks) and ultrasound (11wk+2d - 14wks) combination test
serum marker that is low in down's syndrome pregnancies PAPP-A
serum marker that is raised in down's syndrome pregnancies beta-hCG
BMI >30 has increased risk of still birth of something in 100 one
15-20% of pregnant women are this category obese

IV Therapy Crossword

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Description

KVO KEEP VEIN OPEN
The primary chemical component within the body; accounts for 50-70% of adult body weight WATER
A type of IV solution capable of freely crossing capillary walls; administration results in quick, but short-term, plasma expansion; clear solutions that do not contain protein CRYSTALLOIDS
COLLOIDS / A type of IV solution with particles too large to pass through semipermeable membranes; contain proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids; usually have a cloudy appearance COLLOIDS
A colloid that is derived from human blood ALBUMIN
Movement of water across a semipermeable membrane from an area of lower concentration of particles to an area of greater concentration OSMOSIS
The amount of pressure needed to draw a solvent across a membrane OSMOTICPRESSURE
The concentration of solute particles contained in a unit volume of solvent; Normal range is 275 mOsm/L to 295 mOsm/L OSMOLARITY
The total number of solute particles in a unit weight of solvent; Normal is approximately 285 mOsm/kg OSMOLALITY
Another term for osmolality, this can be thought of as a solution's "pulling power"; isotonic, hypotonic, or hypertonic TONICITY
Tonicity of this type of IV fluid is the same as that of body fluids; these fluids expand intravascular space without causing fluid shifts ISOTONIC
Tonicity of this type of IV fluid is lower than that of body fluids; administration results in fluid shifts from the intravascular space into the intracellular and interstitial spaces HYPOTONIC
Tonicity of this type of IV fluid is greater than that of body fluids; administration results in fluid shifts out of the cell and into the intravascular space HYPERTONIC
Fluid within the cells; constitutes approximately 2/3 to 3/4 of total body fluid INTRACELLULARFLUID
Fluid in plasma (intravascular space) and interstitial spaces; constitutes approximately 1/4 to 1/3 of total body fluid EXTRACELLULARFLUID
The rupturing of a cell; can result from rapid or over-administration of hypotonic solutions HEMOLYZE
The tonicity of 5% Dextrose in Water (D5W) once the solution is infused and the dextrose is metabolized HYPOTONIC
A patient receiving 5% Dextrose in Water (D5W) is at risk for developing this condition as potassium shifts from ECF to ICF during cellular use of glucose HYPOKALEMIA
An isotonic solution that contains Na, Cl, K, Ca, and lactate LACTATEDRINGERS
The only IV fluid compatible with blood transfusions NORMALSALINE
A common bacterial source of cellulitis STAPHYLOCOCCUS
A potential complication of IV therapy; may be in the form of air, blood clot, or catheter EMBOLISM
A potential complication of IV therapy that can occur if an IV push dose of a medication is administered too rapidly SPEEDSHOCK
Symptoms of this complication include acute dyspnea, moist rales, bounding pulses, hypertension, and JVD FLUIDOVERLOAD
If peripheral IV access cannot be obtained in an emergency situation, this type of access should be attempted immediately INTRAOSSEOUS
gtts/mL; 10, 15, 20, and 60 are most common DROPFACTOR
A common cause of pain related to IV therapy; may be caused by administration of irritating or cold IV fluids VENOUSSPASM

Phlebotomy Crossword

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Description

Means to cut into a vein Phlebotomy
70% of medical decisions are based on laboratory results
microorganism-free practices are known aseptic
the study, diagnosis, and treatment of hormone disorders Endocrinology
Greek word phlebo- means vein
suffix meaning to make an incision -tomy
disease-causing organisms that are carried in the blood bloodborne pathogens
vein, used for venipuncture not anchored and tends to roll basilic vein
instrument that spins contents at a high speeds, separate cells from plasma/serum centrfuge
general term that includes both handwashing and using alcohol-based rubs hand hygiene
collection of blood under the skin due to leakage of blood hematoma
most commonly used vein for venipuncture located in the middle of the forearm median cubital vein
smallest living units living in the body cells
vein, used for venipuncture that may be difficult to palpate cephalic vein
area in the middle of the arm, in front of the elbow, commonly used for venipunture antecubital fossa
walking about ambulatory
metabolic condition after 12 hours of fasting and lack of exercise basal state
arm brachium
pertaining to the skin dermal

Phlebotomy Bingo Cards

Type
Bingo Cards
Description

venipuncture
assemble equipment
clean the site
tourniquet
stabilize
inspect needle
experience / practice
temporary pain
"pop" or slight give
no longer then a minute
hemolysis
breaking of blood cells
petechiae
tiny hemorrhages
hemoconcentration
blood collection tube
5 seconds to fill tube
lable each specimen
blue top tubes
3-4 intersions
lavenfer top
8-10 interverions
red top
5 inversions

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Medical Terms Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Combining Form Cyt/o means Cell
Plane divides the body into right & left halves Midsagittal
Thoracic cavity is separated from the abdominopelvic cavity by Diaphragm
(CF) of Jaund/o means Yellow
Term means producing or association with pus suppurative
Suffix -pathy means disease
Prefix meaning toward ad
Disease of Unknown Cause Idiopathic
Combining form meaning belly, belly side ventro
Suffix for Forming, Producing, Origin Genesis
Term means removal of part or all Resection
Abnormal fibrous bands that bind tissue Adhesion
Carbuncle is Pyogenic Infection
CF for fat means Steato
Form of skin cancer may result in death melanoma
CF choledoch/o means Bile Duct
Suffix Pepsia means digestion
Localized collection of pus at site of infection Abcess
Suffix prandial means Meal
Serous fluid in abdominal cavity Ascites
Loss of Appetite is called Anorexia
Surgery procedure to treat morbid obesity Bariatric
Expelling air from body orifice (anus) Flatus
Passage of dark colored stools Melena
Jaundice is caused by excessive levels of Bilirubin
Protrusion of organ thru wall is called Hernia
Term meaning stricture or narrowing of the rectum Rectostenosis
Which term refers to the neck Cervical
CF of viscer/o means Internal Organs
Surgical joining of two ducts or blood vessels anastomosis
Suffix desis means binding
removal of tissue sample for microsopic examination Biopsy

Bloodborne Pathogens Crossword

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Crossword
Description

They are transmitted through blood or body fluid bloodborne pathogens
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome AIDS
PPE required for performing any first aid rubber gloves
The thickening of blood coagulation
Vampire food blood
A serious liver disease that can be prevented with a vaccine Hepatitis B
Causes AIDS HIV
An infection that attacks the liver but may have no symptoms Hepatitis C
Another word for needles Sharps
Sharp metal objects that can transport disease needles
Blood, saliva, etc. body fluids
Waste that poses an environmental danger due to its biological risk Infectious Waste
The action of stopping something from happening prevention
An approach to infection control to treat all human blodd and body fluids as if they were known to be infectious universal precautions
Help given to a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available First aid
Equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection personal protective equipment
Instruments used to administer medication into veins syringes
The state of being exposed to contact with something exposure
AIDS, HIV, Hepatitis C, etc. infectious diseases
The action or state of making or being made impure by polluting or poisoning contamination

Peripheral IV Fluids Crossword

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Description

A life-threatening complication of IV therapy Air Embolism
Used for adults; 10-15 gtts per mL Macrodrip
Used in pediatric patients; 60 gtts per mL of fluid Microdrip
Spike IV bag using Piercing pin
Another name for a central line Hickman
Complication of IV therapy when vein is injured; looks like a bruise Hematoma
Fluid given to patient with severe blood loss Packed red blood cells
Fluid overload occurs when it is infused too Rapidly
Lies just below tubing insertion spike; allows visualization of the drops of solution Drip chamber
Slow, intentional introduction of fluid into a vein Infusion
Open and unobstructed Patent
Tube inserted into a vessel, duct,or cavity Cannula
Inflammation of a vein Phlebitis