phlebotomy

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phlebotomy

[flə′bäd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
The withdrawal of blood from a vein.
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Phlebotomist John Doe collected me after a Red Top like they used to do, but Red Top contained a clot activator.
Barcode specimen collection can be used by nurses, phlebotomists, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals who are qualified to draw blood samples or collect other specimens.
Even for laboratory-based phlebotomists, education should not be minimized and must be ongoing, Ernst continues.
Facilitating the transition, new technologies are emerging that utilize a phlebotomist's skill set while significantly reducing pre-analytic errors when drawing from a VAD.
On a positive note, the tissues, sharps container, and other supplies are apparently within easy reach of the phlebotomist. However, Pat should not be able to knock over one item to get to another.
Phlebotomist: 27% Growth - "Much faster than average"
The observation that selected phlebotomists consistently displayed increased potassium values in their draws suggested that the degree of deviation in average potassium values could function as a quality-of-service metric reported back to each phlebotomist.
We chose 3 representative phlebotomy sites (sites 1, 2, and 3) at which to make staffing changes based on several factors including historically high patient volumes, relatively high frequency of patient, physician, and/or phlebotomist complaints, and imbalances between staffing levels and patient volume (either overstaffing or understaffing).
A new medical device has been developed that will provide phlebotomists and clinicians with a technology to enable blood drawing accuracy at first stick.
This investigation documents the first reported case of occupationally acquired Salmonella infection in a phlebotomist and underscores the personal risk that health-care workers face when caring for patients.
HEALTH CHECK: Robert Woods is given a blood test by Sarah Paine, and (inset) Mick Moreton, chairman of the Prostate Cancer Support Association, phlebotomist Sheila Purnell, Suresh Rambaran, a specialist nurse from Prostate Cancer UK, and Coun David Welsh
B: The phlebotomist's presence with a specific patient is automatically documented, resulting in the order for a blood draw being automatically labeled "in progress" and, when she is no longer with the patient, the order labeled "complete"?