phlebotomy

(redirected from phlebotomists)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to phlebotomists: venesection

phlebotomy

[flə′bäd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
The withdrawal of blood from a vein.
References in periodicals archive ?
Mr Lelatisitswe said the number of phlebotomists in Francistown clinics was currently 10, explaining that all health care assistants engaged as phlebotomists were employed on temporary basis on a maximum of one year term.
Sharon Johnson manages Mayo's Vascular Access Technician (VAT) team where select phlebotomists are taught IV access procedures for the facility's intensive care units.
Extra collection tubes, gauze and other supplies should be within easy reach of the phlebotomists while performing a venipuncture.
HNL told Lehigh Valley Business that demand for phlebotomists is growing in the Greater Lehigh Valley and across the country.
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.
Demonstration that specific phlebotomists were strongly associated with increased rates of hyperkalemia prompted a systematic evaluation of phlebotomy practices at the institution.
Brigham and Women's Hospital has a total of 38 outpatient phlebotomists that staff 14 outpatient phlebotomy draw sites and collectively perform an estimated 150 000 venipunctures annually.
The researchers from Vasculogic, LLC conducted their own intensive survey of over 200 US based phlebotomists, identified difficult venous access as a significant problem in small children, particularly in terms of pain, time, and patient and parent anxiety due to difficult/multiple needle stick(s).
Five of the occupations in the chart are related to healthcare: nurse practitioners, phlebotomists, orderlies, nurse anesthetists, and magnetic resonance imaging technologists.
Kalanick, a medical assistant, supplies medical laboratory technicians, students, and other lab personnel or nursing staff with a guide to the knowledge and skills needed by phlebotomists. It covers communication, terminology, anatomy and physiology, safety procedures for infection control, documentation, equipment and supplies, collection procedures, errors and complications, specialized techniques, point-of-care testing and other laboratory tests, vital signs, electrocardiography, and employment skills.
Trained Phlebotomists will have good job prospects as all hospitals need trained phlebotomists.
Eight phlebotomists will be on hand to carry out blood tests and cancer screening for men aged over 50.