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Venipuncture

What does Venipuncture Mean?

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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.
phlebotomist certification requirements

What are the Phlebotomist Certification Requirements?

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Interested in becoming a certified phlebotomist? There are various requirements, depending on the state you plan on practicing in. This article will focus on the state of California. Let’s take a look at phlebotomist certification, training and certifying programs, and requirements for all three license types.
CDPH Laboratory Field Services

CDPH Laboratory Field Services Overview

The LFS is made up of 5 sections, including Laboratory Licensing and Registration, Personnel Licensing, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment, On-Site Licensing, and Blood and Tissue Bank Licensing and Cytology Surveillance. Let’s take a look at these divisions and the LFS organization as a whole.
Phlebotomy license requirements

State of California Phlebotomy License Requirements

The state of California requires that all Phlebotomy Technicians or Phlebotomists who work in California hold a current California Phlebotomy License. There are various phlebotomy license requirements that must be met before and while holding a license. We shall delve into what is required for different license applications, and how to keep your license valid after successfully achieving certification.
Phlebotomy Training Program

Choosing the Right Phlebotomy Training Program

Kicking off your Phlebotomy career can be stressful—we get it. Choosing the right educational program can make, or in some cases, break your experience. We want to ensure you decide on the program that best fits your needs. Let’s examine a few phlebotomy training programs around the San Diego region.
blood drawing needle

New Blood Drawing Needle Promises Less Painful Venipuncture Procedure

Hospitals and health clinics around the country are beginning to use a new venipuncture device designed to improve patient comfort and reduce speed required to draw blood for testing.
Phlebotomy Interview Questions

Top Phlebotomy Interview Questions

A job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience from the pressure of answering questions to trying to impress the interviewer within 30 minutes to an hour. The good news is we have compiled top phlebotomy interview questions and tips to prepare. So you can nail the interview and land the best possible phlebotomy job.
Phlebotomy Class

Should I take a Phlebotomy Class?

With the phlebotomist job market booming, it is not unwise to explore your options in becoming one. Are phlebotomy classes really worth it though? Let’s take a look at how strongly we recommend phlebotomy classes, what the courses consist of, and how to choose the program that best fits you.
CVS Minuteclinic

CVS MinuteClinic Expanding Presence in Healthcare Market

CVS Health has been busy over the last few months. The American retail pharmacy and health care company is expected to close a merger with Aetna Inc, a Hartford-based insurance company. A few more state approvals are needed, but once acquired, the CVS and Aetna merger should commence with synergy goals of over $750 million over the next two years.
San Diego Hospital Jobs

A Phlebotomist’s Look at San Diego Hospital Jobs

Phlebotomy Jobs are expected to grow about 25% from 2016 to 2026, with an employment increase of over 30,000 new jobs. San Diego hospitals employ the most phlebotomists in San Diego county. Learn more about working as a phlebotomist in a hospital and how to get employed.
Phlebotomy Jobs

Which medical facilities offer phlebotomy jobs?

After accomplishing your CPT1 certificate, you are now ready to find a phlebotomy job. Your have several options as a phlebotomist including working at a hospital, clinic, diagnostic laboratory, and physician office laboratory. How much does a phlebotomist make? Well, each setting has different required duties, pace, and work environment so the salaries vary.
electronic health records

Scripps Health Integrates New Electronic Health Records System

Scripps Health has decided to incorporate a new electronic health records (EHR) system into its organization. Let’s take a look at why Scripps chose Epic, how it impacts professionals in phlebotomy, and guidance in familiarizing oneself with EHR systems.