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Chapter-11 Sample Collection

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_12
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
Sample collection, blood sample collection, sputum sample collection, stool specimen collection, urine sample collection

Abstract

This chapter talks about sample collection. This chapter covers the blood sample collection, sputum sample collection, stool specimen collection, and urine sample collection. Sputum is thick mucus coughed up from the lungs and advice patient not to spit saliva. Early morning is a best time for collection. Stool is collected and tested for blood, pathogens and/or parasites (worms, amoebas). Use a bedpan or bedside commode for collection. Nurse has to label the container before collection of urine sample.

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