Hi I'm Elora Murray at Fusion 360 Studios reporting for the Phlebotomy Training News Network. Most people know that phlebotomists draw blood but there is so much more to this field of work. Here are some things you probably didn't know about phlebotomy. Let's start by going back in time in in Ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian times removing blood from the body was considered a way to rid the body of evil spirits or illness. In addition phlebotomy isn't just for humans, veterinary offices draw blood to run tests on various animals. Something else you maybe didn't know, in early days phlebotomists were also barbers. The red white and blue barber pole is symbolic of drawing blood. Around the same time.
Phlebotomy procedures were referred to as quot;breathing a veinquot; and blood was drawn from larger veins in the neck or forearms. Another historical phlebotomy fact, quot;bloodlettingquot; was brought to the US by the pilgrims. They would draw blood from a patient until they began to feel faint. Furthermore, George Washington actually died from a botched bloodletting, when 9 pints of blood were drawn from him in attempts to cure a throat infection. Along the lines of phlebotomy, an arteriortomy is when an artery is punctured, usually in one's temple's. Finally, leeches used to be a common way to drop blood in the eighteen thirties and forties in France and.
Why Phlebotomy is a Great Career
Hi, I'm Elora Murray at Fusion 360 Studios reporting for the Phlebotomy Training News Network. If any of you out there are wondering what to do for a career, well you are in luck. Today we will be talking about why Phlebotomy is a great career choice. First let's take a peek into the future shall we? Through 2018, the healthcare industry is expected to be the top growing industry in the US. And by the year 2022 the number of phlebotomy jobs is expected to increase by 27 percent. And to throw some more numbers at you, in 2013 over 41 thousand phlebotomists were employed at general medical and surgical hospitals.
And phlebotomists make up about 12 percent of the total work force for medical laboratories. And for those of you who are wanting to hear how much money a phlebotomist makes we have your answer, in 2013 the average wage for a phlebotomists was just over 31 thousand dollars. And in Alaska, Phlebotomists have the highest hourly mean wage, 19 dollars and 33 cents. Lastly, Rhode Island has the highest concentration of phlebotomists in the country and California is home to over 11 thousand phlebotomy jobs the most of any state. So if you are looking for a good career you might want to give Phlebotomy a try. That's all we have for today I'm Elora Murray with.
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Okay, today we're going to use a banana to simulate a blood draw. The reason why it's good to use a banana to do a blood draw is with this banana skin, particularly a banana still has some green, along the ridges we can simulate what we might feel as we stick or incise a human. When we feel that little pop or give into a human's vein. It's good to use a banana for this. Okay, the supplies you'll need to do a banana blood draw is you're going to need hand sanitizer. You're going to need your tourniquet.
You're going to need your banana, preferably a green one. You're going to need your PPE, in this case it would be gloves. You're going to need your alcohol swabs, seventy percent isopropyl alcohol. And then, you're going to need your vacutainer needle and your tubes. We'll also need our two by two gauze. And, we'll need a pen to label with when we're done. I have my biohazard box nearby, in arm's reach. And, I also have an extra needle, an extra set of tubes in case there are complications.