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.
Think back to the first time you ever heard of phlebotomy training. There are many factors which influenced the development of phlebotomy training. Remarkably phlebotomy training is heralded by shopkeepers and investment bankers alike, leading many to state that phlebotomy training is not given the credit if deserves for inspiring many of the worlds famous painters. In the light of this I will break down the issues in order to give each of them the thought that they fully deserve.
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Today we're talking about Phlebotomy Certification and there are many different options for becoming certified as a phlebotomist. You want to attend on a credited college or program to get the right training. You want to be taught by expert in the field so that you can learn best techniques for your phlebotomy practice and so to do all of that, you have to become certified and go through courses to become trained as a phlebotomist. there are 6 major companies or organizations that offer phlebotomy certification 1. American Medical Technologist or AMT they are great organization, and you can become.
Certified as a phlebotomist through them. 2. National Center for Competency Testing) or the NCCT. 3. American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 4. National Phlebotomy Association (NPA) 5. American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) You can search google for any of these to research various organizations offering phlebotomist certification 6. National Health Career Association (NHA) So all of these provide phlebotomist certification, they provide courses, they provide training materials. they also require continuing education once you gone through your phlebotomy training.