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What’s the Most Commonly Used Phlebotomy Equipment? From Scrubs to Needles

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For the trained phlebotomist, using the appropriate phlebotomy equipment is an essential part of a successful venipuncture. Let's go over the most commonly used phlebotomy equipment.
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Phlebotomy License Renewal Steps

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The CPT I License is the main requirement for becoming a practicing…

Collecting Blood from Newborns

Neonatal phlebotomy can be understandably intimidating. There are certain things to consider when performing a phlebotomy procedure on a young infant. Learn about the neonatal heel prick, also known as dermal puncture, here.
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California Phlebotomy License Renewal Requirements

While many fear blood or the act of getting their blood drawn, the role of the phlebotomist is extremely important in the health and treatment of individuals. Here are 8 phlebotomy facts that demonstrate its importance in medical practice over the past two thousand years.
Phlebotomy Facts

8 Surprising Phlebotomy Facts

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While many fear blood or the act of getting their blood drawn, the role of the phlebotomist is extremely important in the health and treatment of individuals. Here are 8 phlebotomy facts that demonstrate its importance in medical practice over the past two thousand years.
Legal Issues in Phlebotomy

Legal Issues in Phlebotomy

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Phlebotomists are an integral part of a modern medical team. As such, their jobs encompass much more than the simple mechanics of blood withdrawal. An important part of a phlebotomist's education involves learning about the ethical and legal questions associated with the field of phlebotomy.
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Is Bruising After Blood Donation Normal?

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While not everyone will experience bruising every time they donate blood, if you are donating blood on a regular basis, it will almost certainly happen to you at some point. In this article, you can find out more about what causes bruising and how it can be prevented.
Venipuncture Materials

Venipuncture Materials 101

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Venipuncture is conducted by a trained phlebotomist; it is the process of collecting blood from the veins. This procedure requires certain venipuncture materials be used to be able to collect the blood from the patient. Therefore, the phlebotomist must have the tools close by while conducting the procedure of drawing blood. Once your blood is collected, it usually goes to a laboratory for medical testing purposes. We will take a closer look at the venipuncture materials needed, why these materials are important, how to use each properly, and sterilization.
What is the NCCT

What is the NCCT?

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The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) is the credentialing organization responsible for testing and certifying professional healthcare roles. After training from an accredited program is completed, an exam is administered and must be passed to become a certified phlebotomy technician (CPT). Here's everything you need to know about the NCCT and the NCPT.
Theranos

Theranos Case Study: Where the Line Was Crossed

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By now, you’ve likely heard of the Theranos incident involving Elizabeth Holmes. It goes down as one of the all-time failures in the phlebotomy technology industry. It wasn’t all that long ago that Holmes, the founder of Theranos, appeared on covers of Time Magazine, showcased as one of the most promising business icons of this generation. The tables have turned, however—let’s take a look.
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Summer Phlebotomy Courses are Easier Than You Think

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Have you considered taking a phlebotomy course over the Summer? Many people think about it but are then intimidated by the perceived commitment it takes to go through a course and achieve NCCT phlebotomy certification. Did you know that a phlebotomy course could fill just one-third of your Summer? Let's explore why Summer phlebotomy courses are easier than most people think.
Phlebotomy Externship

Phlebotomy Externship FAQ

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Considering pursuing a career in phlebotomy? You will likely partake in a phlebotomy externship before receiving official certification. Many people are unsure what exactly a phlebotomy externship entails. Let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions.