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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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A Guide to Drawing Blood from Overweight or Obese Patients

Drawing Blood from Overweight

It is the job of a phlebotomist to successfully draw blood from different patients. Difficult blood draws aren’t uncommon. They can include hard-to-find veins, blood draws on the elderly, or blood draws on overweight individuals. It’s important to have a guide to drawing blood from overweight or obese patients, to make sure proper steps are […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Indemnity Insurance for Phlebotomists

Guide to Indemnity Insurance for Phlebotomists

All doctors, nurses, private practice clinicians, and just about everyone working in the medical field knows the importance of insurance for medical professionals. It keeps the profession, and its integrity, safe. What about indemnity insurance for phlebotomists? There are several ways to look at how this coverage can protect you and your career. First, one of […]

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