What is phlebotomy? It is a medical field involving the examination and diagnosis of vessels, blood, or other tissues for the purpose of administering anesthetic or medication. An anesthesiologist who supervises phlebotomy patients is called a phlebotomist. A phlebotomist is trained to examine patients under normal conditions who have not been involved with any type of surgery. The job of a phlebotomist includes planning the necessary equipment and paraphernalia, and making the patient comfortable while the procedure is being performed.
A phlebotomy technician is required to do various tasks during the procedure. First, he or she must collect the blood from the patient. Next, the blood is processed by centrifugation, washing, purification, and evaluation. The blood may then be drawn into a bag or syringe from the arm. Lastly, the blood is processed again by giving it a glucose concentrate and then sent for quality testing or courier delivery to a laboratory.
The technologist is in charge of taking the blood drawn from the patient and analyzing it under the supervision of a licensed phlebotomist. The technologist is in charge of preparing the venipuncture site. It is especially important that the venipuncture site is clean, sterile, and free of any foreign substances such as staples, rubber bands, or other foreign objects. The technologist is also responsible for preparing the appropriate equipment and tools for phlebotomy, drawing blood, collecting samples, preparing the drugs and medication for phlebotomy, drawing blood from the venipuncture site, preparing the analyzers, and developing a schedule for phlebotomy practice.
Once a phlebotomist has successfully completed their training and become certified, they will be able to find work in a wide variety of different environments including hospitals, medical laboratories, and clinics. A phlebotomist can choose to work in the field directly by assisting physicians or he or she can begin his or her career as an independent consultant or work for a medical laboratory.