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Phlebotomy Practice

Written by kimmel52 on September 20, 2009 – 11:07 pm

Phlebotomy Practice Test Final 200 points

Phlebotomy Career Training, 28050 Ford Road, Garden City MI 48135
Phlebotomy Career Training 28050 Ford Road, Garden City MI 48135

Name: ____________________-

All Materials Copyright 2009, Phlebotomy Career Training, by Nancy Kimmel RN, PhD, CHMM, CNAT,

For the questions below list the order of draw according to tube color, number of tubes used and any preparation needed such as inversion times and whether or not it is a fresh frozen specimen.  You may refer to your lab handouts as reference.

Your labs are as follows;

  1. TSH, Electrolytes, Lipid Panel, Blood Cultures
  2. Your labs are as follows; Dilanitin level, Gentamyacin Peak, Sickle Cel

3.  Your labs are as follows; Hgb (hemoglobin), Hct (hematocrit), AST, ALT,  PTT

Fasting 6 hour Glucose, Hgb A1C, Depakene level

Serum Albumin, Alk Phos, Na, K, Cl, CO2

(See The Study Guide for Phlebotomy Certification)

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Don’t Stress the N.E.T, H.E.S.I. and TEAS

Written by kimmel52 on September 12, 2009 – 10:59 am

Don't Stress the N.E.T.

Are you ready to take the N.E.T., the HESI or the TEAS.  Even if you feel ready, you may not recognize the changes that your body is going through.   Many peoples futures are dependent on their performance on these exams.  It is no wonder that peoples stress levels are high.   Stress is the body’s way of preparing for an event.  Stress does not have to be a bad thing.  However, one has to learn how to handle stress without it taking control. For many of us, taking a  test causes a series of enzymatic cascades in our bodies. We begin to get sweaty palms, our heart rate goes up, we begin to breath faster, our pupils dilate, our muscles tense up, and if we continue to think about how frightened we are, we advance from a heightened state of alertness to one of panic. If this continues, then we cannot learn, study, or effectively interact with our peers or teachers. The proverbial panic before a test. This is very serious. Many very intelligent people cannot take tests. As the stakes go up so does the anxiety level. The biological sciences has taught us that as we become scared or threatened, our sympathetic nervous system is activated. This is done through a series of hormonal secretions from the adrenal glands that turn on various receptors and cause a cascade of biological changes in our system. The term, “fight or flight” has been used to describe the effects of fear or the sensing of danger in the human as well as mammalian species. Unfortunately for students, it is at work with each test. For some reason, there are those people that are calm during tests. You don’t even see their eyebrow raise. Then there are the ones who become so panicked that they could pass out. Some actually do. To begin to help those people who have test anxiety, it is first necessary for those people to find some quiet time and think about what it is that makes their vital signs go haywire, such as their blood pressure, heart rate and respiration. The answer will not be the same for everyone, but in solace it is easier to think. For those who have such dibilitating test anxiety the first question that they should ask themselves is when do they remember first having their test anxiety attack. It would not be surprising if many find that they must go way back in their memory to some point in grade school or kindergarten. Childhood memories of being humiliated in the classroom or at home, by overbearning teachers over expecting parents can cause a lot of mental damage to children. If this damage is never therapeutically processed, then as these children grow up, they find that those same feelings keep recurring during stressful or similar circumstances. Therefore, anxious test takers must confront and identify why they feel the way that they do. Once they have done that, then the next step is to identify how to not feel that way. Finding stress and anxiety release valves in ourselfs is about the most powerful endorphine we have. Because once you can unlock your own stress relief abilities, then you are on the way to successful test taking. It is a misnomer to think that just becasue someone gets a bad grade on a test they didn’t study. It is quite the contrary with those whom have test anxiety. These people study for hours. They know the material backwards and forwards. However, when it comes to performing in a environment that is not comfortable, unfamiliar, or threatening, these people are unable to recapture all of the information that they have learned. So, it would be a good idea for test takers to get to know the area where they are going to take their tests. Go down to the testing room, ask if you can look around and get a feel for where you are going to be spending three hours or more. Let the supervisor or teacher know that you are one of those people with test anxiety and that familiarizing yourself with your surroundings will help you to perform better on the test. The next thing that anxious test takers should do is to make mock tests and take them to public places and practice taking them. Confidence is built in small steps, but little by little even the most anxious test takers can overcome their fear.  To begin studying now and begin to ease some of the stress go to Nurses Learning Center and get immediate access to online tests simulated like the actual N.E.T., HESI and TEAS.
Best Wishes to all,
Nancy Kimmel

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Written by kimmel52 on August 31, 2009 – 2:09 pm

This is a testimonial from one of my customers that came in via phone; “You have to check out the computerized tutorial. It is set up just like the nursing entrance test computerized version but more attractive to look at, if you are going to spend hours on the computer. The slides are timed for one minute per slide but you can go back and forth when ever you want and check your answer if you are having trouble with the equation. All of the equations are solved from beginning to end, step by step, so you don’t miss anything, and are not sitting there asking yourself, “how did they get that answer?”. There is even a voice icon that gives you an explanation just like having the teacher in your home. Great practice. Get at least an 80% on each test and pass the NET with confidence. The computerized tutorial really helped build my confidence at test taking as well as at math in general. I have always been afraid of math for the longest time. This software helped to explain everything that my teachers didn’t tell me or stuff I missed in school.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,
Ken, Arizona

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