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phlebotomy

[flə′bäd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
The withdrawal of blood from a vein.
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Labels were printed in batches for sample collection, and samples were collected by phlebotomists.
More important than a specific number of permitted attempts are good training, oversight, and reporting to help phlebotomists perform within their skills and their patients' needs.
When an internal report generated by Alverno's human resources department revealed the need for improvement in job satisfaction and staff turnover rates among 423 phlebotomists distributed across its two-state network, the company did not hesitate to take action.
The Massachusetts bill was to create a board of registration of phlebotomists that would set forth licensure requirements, standards, fees, continuing education, and professional and ethical conduct for all healthcare professionals who draw blood specimens.
The two most common issues I see are phlebotomists not having experience performing skin puncture either on adult or pediatric/neonatal patients, and phlebotomists who do not speak enough English to even answer the basic phlebotomy questions (infection control and order of draw).
We had to work through new processes in which the phlebotomists were deployed on the floor and no longer came back and forth to the laboratory.
The California bill established three classifications of phlebotomists: Limited Phlebotomy Technicians can perform skin punctures; those with the Certified Phlebotomy Technician-I designation (CPT-I) can perform skin punctures and venipunctures; CPT-II phlebotomists can perform skin punctures, venipunctures, and arterial punctures.
The addition of this test to our offering provides a new avenue to generate value from Quest's uniquely large network of patient service centers and in-office phlebotomists in the United States.
Working to elevate the field of professional venipuncture, Iggbo has developed a responsive, location-aware mobile platform that gives phlebotomists real-time access to requests for laboratory tests by ordering physicians.
Analytics can easily pull specific data to identify total draws per staff member, maximum per hour, percentiles ranked against other phlebotomists, and median per-hour average draws.
Graduates of the Multi-Skill Health Technician program will be prepared for a variety of medical careers, including Phlebotomist, EKG Technician, and Patient Care Technician.
Phlebotomists must register with the Mayor and are required to "work under the general supervision of a licensed physician, advanced practice nurse, or other licensed health professional as the Mayor determines by rule.