STEP 509: The Tricky Tourniquet (CE: 1.0)


This article discusses the proper use of a phlebotomy tourniquet, and the consequences of misuse including hemoconcentration, altered analytes, and physical harm to the patient.


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the proper use of the phlebotomy tourniquet
  • List analytes affected by the misuse of a tourniquet
  • Define hemoconcentration
  • List physical effects of tourniquet use


Jeffrey Lavender, MLS (AMT), CLT (HHS)


Launched: 2023