Phlebotomy (the collection of blood) is done to assess a person's state of health, diagnose pathology, treat certain hematologic diseases, and for the collection of blood products like plasma. This DVD will give viewers an in-depth understanding of the blood collection process. Topics include the blood volume of patients in different developmental stages techniques used to alleviate the stress of venipuncture common behavioral reactions to venipuncture for children of different ages the blood collection procedure for newborns, children, and elderly patients precautions that need to be taken when drawing blood from women who have had mastectomies and obese patients and the proper approach to phlebotomy for patients with belonephobia. 22 minutes. Copyright 2015. Allow extra delivery time.