If you've ever had your blood drawn, chances are you've interacted with a phlebotomist. Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood. While phlebotomists specialize in this area, they are responsible for many related duties as well. At the start of an appointment, they will converse with the patient or donor to explain the procedure, answer questions, and try to calm any anxiety the patient may be having.
In the case of blood donations, phlebotomists are often in charge of screening potential donors. In physicians' offices, they verify or record patients' information. Phlebotomists also take care of labeling and storing blood samples for processing or testing. There are a wide variety of locations where a phlebotomist can work, but they are most often found in physicians' offices, hospitals, or clinics. Some phlebotomists may work in blood donation centers,.
AMTI Student Spotlight Beth Calhoun
I'm Beth Calhoun. I studied Phlebotomy and I went through the MLA course, Medical Lab Assistant. The Medical Lab Assistant class was the greatest. I had a lot of fun doing the actual lab part of it; Streaking plates, making smears. It was a lot of fun to actually see where your phlebotomy samples wound up and how they got there. I was very fortunate when I first found out about AMTI, I actually had done a internet search trying to find schools in the valley and I came across AMTI.
And this has been my home ever since. I started with my Phlebotomy class here and I really wanted to come back and so I furthered with my MLA. My clinical externship right now, I'm at Lab Express on 5th McDowell I currently work in all departments and I kinda am a tool of all trades. Wherever they need me is where I go. Right now my focus is on hematology I help load the machine. I help pull the samples off the machine as well as I give the results to the.
Best Phlebotomy Schools In Lakewood,Colorado
|Colorado School of Trades|
|1575 Hoyt St|
Lakewood, CO 80215-2996
|Colorado Christian University|
|8787 West Alameda Avenue|
Lakewood, CO 80226
|Red Rocks Community College|
|13300 W Sixth Ave|
Lakewood, CO 80228-1255
|Colorado School of Healing Arts|
|7655 W Mississippi Ste 100|
Lakewood, CO 80226
|Ohio Center for Broadcasting - Colorado Campus|
|1310 Wadsworth Blvd. Suite 100|
Lakewood, CO 80214
Now I'll show you how to prepare peripheral blood smears. First, you'll need to take your slides. There's always a bit of factory film on them from the washing process. You'll need to wipe that off on the cuff of your lab coat, just like this; both sides. And you'll label them, take your specimen and with a diffmaker, you'll put the needle side down, in the hole in the stopper, until it goes all the way in.
Then you want to release any positive pressure by just rolling it between your hands like this a little bit. Then, place a drop of blood right there blood right there on your slide next to the frosted edge, but not on it. You want it right in the center there. And that's a perfect size drop, right there. Then, take a spreader slide. You're going to back into the drop until it spreads.