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Phlebotomist is a person who performs this medical process. A person who acquires the training becomes a professional Phlebotomy Training and then he is able to work in hospitals and laboratories.
It is important to gather certain knowledge about the patient before the incision of vein. Like if any blood thinners is being taken by any patient then it will cause the flow of blood faster so extra precautions must be taken by the phelobotomist. Band adhisives or latex can cause allergic to fragile skin so paper tapes are used instead.
THE VEIN :
Sense of touch to be developed rather than relying on the eye site. At times it is difficult to locate the veins of the patients.For this one should practice locating the vein without looking and by also wearing hand gloves. There are certain tricks to locate the vein of the patient like use an inflated blood pressure cuff to replace the standard tourniquet . If this fails, prepare a warm compress and make the patient dangle his/her arm at the side. Vein can also be located with heat or rubbing or gentle tapping. However it is not appropriate to make the patient pump the fist to locate the vein as it can make the lab results inaccurate.
TIPS OF COLLECTING BLOOD :
The size of the needle and blood collecting tube to be of appropriate size. For example a vein can blow out if a needle of 23 gauge with 10ml tube is used.Its is an unprofessional as well as painful for the patient to fish around for the vein .Try again and replace the needle if the vein is missed.
Always use a fresh needle if an attempt fails or else may lead to infection.
Be calm and confident. Do not rush as it will make you make more mistakes.
Tourniquet can hemolize the blood and can also damage the patients skin if left for more than one minute.
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