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

For the trained phlebotomist, using the appropriate phlebotomy equipment is an essential part of a successful venipuncture.
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PhlebotomyU Announces New Phlebotomy Training Program Director

PhlebotomyU announced today the hiring of Chris Nicholson its new Phlebotomy Training Program Director.
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Phlebotomy License Renewal Steps

The CPT I License is the main requirement for becoming a practicing phlebotomist. Once certified, the CA phlebotomy certificate renewal must be done every two years using the CDPH license renewal process.

Collecting Blood from Newborns

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

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.
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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.