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What’s the Typical Day in the Life of a Phlebotomist?

Working day of a trainee phlebotomist

Many jobs within the healthcare field offer fresh daily challenges. You’ll run into new experiences, work with different people, and have to handle different situations. However, there are also some consistencies each day when working as a phlebotomist. So, what is a typical day? The most important thing to remember is that your days will […]

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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 to 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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What Personality Traits & Personal Skills Make a Good Phlebotomist?

skills that make a good phlebotomist

Everyone has natural personality traits and inherent skills that make them suitable for different career paths. Similarly, every profession requires a variety of different traits and skills. You need to strike the right balance between these two factors. Phlebotomy is no different than any other career in that aspect. If you’ve considered a career in […]

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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 apply a tourniquet to a patient properly 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. […]

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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 from which to draw. 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? […]

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