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History of phlebotomy1. Hippocrates- excess fluid cause disease-remove & healed- use suction cups, leeches2. Barber Pole- Blood removed here- used razors3. Blood for dx.4. Training programs to draw blood5. Certifications
Duties of the Phlebotomist• 1. check ID• 2. Collect correct amount• 3. Use correct specimen container• 4. Label correctly• 5. Transport to lab correctly• 6. Interact c pt, family and staff• 7. Process specimen• 8. Computer operation• 9. Safety• 10. Continuing education
Legal issuesResponsible:To patientFor own actionsFor maintaining safetyFor maintaining pt. rights
Pt’s Bill of rights• Considerate care• Informed of care/diagnosis• Informed consent• Right to refuse treatment• Privacy• Confidentiality• Knowledge of who is caring for them-students• Research• Con’t of care• Bills• Rules and regulations
Phlebotomy & pt rights• Right to respect• Knowledge of testing• Refuse blood draws• Confidentiality• Assault• Negligence