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,.
The Facts Behind Phlebotomy Certification
Hi I'm Elora Murray at Fusion 360 Studios reporting for the Phlebotomy Training News Network Today we are discussing some facts behind phlebotomy certification. The ASCP, NAPT and NHA are among the organizations that provide phlebotomy certifications. A phlebotomy certification is required to work in California, Louisiana, Florida, Washington and Nevada. California also requires a state certification to work as a phlebotomist technician in that state.In addition, certified phlebotomists typically earn higher starting wages than those that are not certified.Also, many employers prefer phlebotomists who have received a National Certification.To become certified, one must take an exam after completing a phlebotomy.
Training course.Certifications typically need to be renewed every two years.Finally, Phlebotomists usually need to have completed a few hours of continuing education to recertify. That's all the news we have for you today. Im Elora Murray with the Phlebotomy Training News Network. Thanks for joining us.
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Donation processes. So, here she is sitting in our chair. I'm going to lift your chair up, so you're in the donation position. Ready? Ok. I'm Geoff. I'm going to be drawing your blood today. Have you ever donated before? Yes, ok. And, which arm do you like to donate from? So, I asked her had she done this before and which arm she wants to donate with. Usually, people who have done it before know which arm works for them. So, there's two things I'm going to give her now. This thing to squeeze and then we're going to wrap this blood pressure cup around her arm. We use these as tourniquets, so not actually going to take your blood pressure. It's just going to put pressure against your arm. It's going to make your vein come up.
So, what I'm going to do is inflate this cup to about sixty. And, I'm going to have her start squeezing against it. This is going to bring her veins to the surface. And, make them bold so they're easier to find. I'm going to put this under your arm. So, right now. Hold your squeeze. I've found suitable veins. This is called palpating. I want to find the direction that the vein is going, how large it is and see if it's going to move around. Some veins are not anchored down by muscle and tend to move. I've selected the vein I want to use. And, so I'm going to use this aluminum sealing clip to mark it. I'm going to lower the pressure. You can go ahead and relax your grip. The veins going to go down.