THE ROLE OF A PHLEBOTOMIST: IN HEALTH CARE & PATIENT’S RIGHTS. By: Amanda Mims. THE PHLEBOTOMY PROFESSION. Phlebotomy - the act of removing blood from a vein. Phlebotomist - the person taking the blood.
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By: Amanda Mims
The phlebotomist is a member of the healthcare team and must demonstrate professional behavior at all times.
It would be unprofessional for a teacher to bring alcohol to school.
Other necessary qualities and characteristics include…..
Phlebotomists cannot do anything that would possibly harm the patient.
Phlebotomists have the opportunity to work in many health care facilities, such as:
In order to keep their certificate current, phlebotomists must participate in continuing education.
The phlebotomist is an important member of the medical laboratory team.
Phlebotomists may enter the patient’s name and data into the laboratory information system (LIS).
Phlebotomists need to know a patient’s rights.
Patients can expect…..
Hospitals can expect the patient to:
If a patient believes that a hospital has violated their legal rights, they can take legal action against the hospital.
Phlebotomists are responsible
for upholding and supporting the beliefs of their employer.