What does it mean to anchor the vein? How does one do that and why? These are valid questions, especially for a phlebotomist. In this lesson we will discuss the importance of the Anchor system, while learning about both Anchor 1 and Anchor 2.
There are numerous common specialty tubes, which are not typically drawn with other tubes to avoid contamination. In this article, we’ll go over the common specialty tubes, the additives for each specialty tube, and the associated tests for each tube.
When applying for entry-level phlebotomy careers, it is important to gather all of your options and evaluate which opportunity is right for you. In California, entry-level positions require that individuals have their Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I) license. This certification allows phlebotomists to join a wide range of fields because they have in-depth knowledge and understanding of didactic and practical phlebotomy methodology.
The field of phlebotomy is constantly changing and growing. With an increasing demand for phlebotomists, this position guarantees relatively steady employment and exposure to new opportunities. If you are a fast learner who enjoys learning new techniques and wants to grow professionally, phlebotomy may be the career for you. Let’s go over a few major reasons to become a phlebotomist.
Each healthcare facility a phlebotomist may work at can have varying views on the practicality of the use of butterfly needles. Some facilities believe that butterflies are necessary in instances where a phlebotomist is facing difficult veins. Let’s take a look!
Mobile phlebotomy represents a career path that allows you to do blood work on the go and make meaningful connections along the way.
Though phlebotomy training may not be required in every state, it is highly recommended to undergo a training program to get the education you need and to set yourself apart from other applicants.
As an occupation in high demand in the medical field, it can be difficult to know where to start, and what you can proactively do once your educational program begins. Let’s go over the critical steps to landing a phlebotomist position.
When comparing different Phlebotomy training programs, an important element to consider is how long the course takes. We take a look at how long Phlebotomy courses take, and if faster courses are truly better.
Because phlebotomy licensure is not nationally mandated or regulated, each state has its own laws and requirements for phlebotomists’ certifications. Phlebotomists must be aware of whether the state they are moving to has license or certification reciprocation.
To enhance students’ careers, meet the needs of healthcare providers and improve patient care by providing high quality, cost effective phlebotomy education through industry leading curriculum, current technology and extensive hands on experience.
Our courses are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in a variety of medical settings including: Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories, Clinics, Physician’s Offices, Blood Banks and much more.
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