How To Do My Job
A phlebotomist is a career I enjoy. A phlebotomist withdraws blood for clinical diagnostic purposes and often processes specimens. A phlebotomist can be employed in a clinical laboratory, a doctor's office, a reference laboratory draw station, department of health. A successful phlebotomist has excellent hand skills and techniques, as well as, clear communications and exceptional customer services practices. Phlebotomy requires good hand-eye coordination and the ability to perform respective actions. Several steps are required for every successful collection procedure: Identify the patient, Check the requisition form for requested tests, patient information, and any special requirements, Select a suitable site for venipuncture. Perform the venipuncture, and Label the collection tubes and promptly send the specimens with the requisition to the laboratory.
First, a requisition form must accompany each sample submitted to the laboratory. This requisition form must contain the proper information in order to process the specimen. The elements of the requisition form are Patient's, first name, and middle initial. Patient's ID number. Patient's date of birth and sex. Requesting physician's complete name. Source of specimen. This information must be given when requesting microbiology, cytology, fluid analysis, or other testing where analysis and reporting is site specific. Date and time of collection. Initials of phlebotomist. Indicating the test or tests requested.
Next ,approach the patient in a friendly and in a calm manner. Provide for their comfort as much as possible, and gain the patient's cooperation. Identify the patient correctly. Properly fill out appropriate requisition forms, indicating the tests ordered. Verify the patient's condition. Fasting, dietary restrictions, medications, timing, and medical treatment are all of concern and should be noted on the lab requisition. Check for any allergies to antiseptics, adhesives, or latex by...