What are some traits modern plebotomist should obtain?
Organization and details, good interpersonal skills, ability to handle stress, and technical knowledge
What are some job duties of a Plebotomist?
Collect blood and keep accurate records
What are good personal characteristics to obtain?
Dependability, Honesty and Integrity, Positive Attitudes, Empathy and compassion, professional detachment, professional appearance, interpersonal skills, and telephone skills
What is Plebotomy?
Practice of drawing blood
What is the first step of routine blood collection?
Correctly and positively identify the patient
What is the last step of routine blood sample?
Transport the sample to the lab in a timely manner, using appropriate handling procedures
What is another skill a phlebotomist may be trained in?
taking blood pressure, collecting nonblood specimens, processing specimens, instructing patients on collecting nonblood specimens, performing point-of-care testing and quality-control procedures, maintaining point-of-care instruments, and performing some basic laboratory tests.
What does HIPPA stand for?
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
What does CPT stand for?
Certified phlebotomy technician
When did HIPPA laws go into effect?
Besides for confidentiality what is another legal issue a phlebotomist could face?
What are interpersonal skills?
Being able to communicate effectively with patients and coworkers
What are CEUs?
Continuing education units
What organizations provide accreditation or approval?
AMT, ASPT, NAACLS, and NPA
What is certification?
Evidence that an individual has demonstrated proficiency in a particular area of practice.
In 2010 which state requires phlebotomists to obtain certification directly form the state to practice there?
Should a phlebotomist be able to handle stress?
What is phlebotomy performed primarily for today?
Diagnosis and monitoring of patient's disease condition
Should you have good telephone skills?
After answering a telephone what is the next step to do?
Identify the department and yourself, and ask how you can help.