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What are the Components of Blood and Their Functions?

What is Blood?

Most people understand the basics of blood and what it does within our bodies. Unfortunately, the basics aren’t always enough to understand how blood works, and the functions it carries out. It’s easy to describe it as a red fluid that circulates throughout our bodies. And, we all know we need it to survive. But, what […]

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How to Apply a Tourniquet for Blood Draw

Do I Need a Tourniquet for Blood Draw?

As a phlebotomist, knowing how to properly apply a tourniquet to a patient is crucial. You’ll likely be using a tourniquet each time you draw blood from a patient’s arm. It’s a standard part of any routine venipuncture routine. If you’re new to using a tourniquet before drawing blood, it might feel a bit overwhelming. And […]

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How to Make Your Veins Pop Out to Give Blood

How to Make Your Veins Pop Out to Give Blood

If you have to give blood, a phlebotomist will need to find a good, strong vein to draw from. For a seasoned phlebotomist, this is typically a fairly easy job. Unfortunately, some people have difficult veins to work with due to obesity, dehydration, and a variety of other issues. What constitutes a difficult vein? Sometimes […]

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How to Deal with Rude Patients in Phlebotomy

Handling Rude Patients in Phlebotomy

Handling difficult patients can feel like an impossible task for a phlebotomist. Oftentimes, you’re one of the first people they’ll see if they’re getting multiple tests done, etc. So, your attitude toward them, as rude as they may be, can really set the tone for their entire experience. When it comes to handling rude patients […]

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