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California Phlebotomy License Renewal Requirements

CDPH requires that all phlebotomists renew their certification every two years. As professionals, it is also important to keep abreast of current trends in the field.
Phlebotomy Facts

8 Surprising Phlebotomy Facts

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

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.
bruising after blood donation

Is Bruising After Blood Donation Normal?

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

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.
What is the NCCT

What is the NCCT?

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

It wasn’t all that long ago that Holmes, the founder of Theranos, appeared on covers of Time Magazine. However, The tables have turned — let’s take a look.
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Summer Phlebotomy Courses are Easier Than You Think

Have you considered taking a phlebotomy course over the Summer? Let's explore why Summer phlebotomy courses are easier than most people think.
Phlebotomy Externship

Phlebotomy Externship FAQ

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.

Is Education for Phlebotomist Jobs Worth it?

Are you interested in becoming a phlebotomist, but unsure about the educational requirements? Let’s take a look at whether or not education is worth it to enter the field of phlebotomy.
phlebotomy principles

Basic Phlebotomy Principles

If you are considering entering the field of phlebotomy, it is a good idea to learn about the underlying phlebotomy principles first. We will provide a brief overview of infection control, anatomy and physiology, puncture site selection and preparation, order of draw, and post-puncture care.

What Does Venipuncture Mean?

If you are familiar with medical terminology, then you’ve likely heard of “venipuncture.” It plays a key role in the world of phlebotomy. Let’s take a closer look at what venipuncture truly means, the basic steps in the venipuncture process, common venipuncture equipment, and the various withdrawal sites.