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Phlebotomy Forums

Applied Techniques for Difficulties in Phlebotomy

Released: August 15, 2016
Expires: August 15, 2018


This comprehensive program is designed to supplement your hospital’s phlebotomy training and education.  It focuses on the difficulties phlebotomists face while obtaining collections from a variety of patient populations and situations.

This accurate and relevant training is valuable to our phlebotomy staff.  It also gives you the opportunity to share this up-to-date information with phlebotomists in your community.

Education Objectives

After participating in this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the criteria predisposing patients as difficult collections
  • Identify tools and techniques to aid in difficult phlebotomy collections
  • Describe the acronym H.E.A.T. and how it applies to the skilled phlebotomist
  • Define the importance of blood volume and weight in pediatric patients
  • State the importance of continuing education and training of staff in maintaining competency