Other Related Web Sites
Phlebotomy.com's Patient Portal— News, links, and information about blood draws for patients and others outside the healthcare professions.
Randolph World Ministries— When Tim Randolph isn’t teaching clinical laboratory science at St. Louis University, he’s managing a ministry that provides expired and surplus laboratory supplies and equipment to the clinical laboratories of Haiti. If you have unused, surplus or expired laboratory supplies and equipment, visit this site and make a difference in this impoverished nation.
Dan the Lab Safety Man— Dan Scungio offers information on lab safety, OSHA compliance, safety training, the Academy for Lab Safety Excellence webinar series as well as information on the services of this highly recruited safety consultant.
The Empowered Healthcare Manager— This blog posts short and almost daily tips and inspirations for those who manage healthcare teams and departments.
Phlebotomy on Youtube.com— The Center for Phlebotomy Education's YouTube.com channel with a growing list of free video clips on a wide variety of phlebotomy topics.
The Phlebotomy Channel— The Phlebotomy Channel is the Internet's only portal for streaming titles exclusive to phlebotomy.
The Fritsma Factor— A forum developed by coagulation guru George Fritsma designed as a place to access and share knowledge, information and insight about the world of hemostasis.
Hospital Safety Score— Provides a search feature allowing visitors to view the Hospital Safety Score for hospitals in their area. The Hospital Safety Score is calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections.
PulmoLab— Online phlebotomy supply superstore. Your complete source for blood collection supplies and equipment.
Safe In Common— a non-profit organization established in 2010 to enhance and save the lives of U.S. healthcare at risk of harm from needlestick injuries.
Certification Examination Resource Materials—American Medical Technologists has published a list of resources for anyone taking laboratory certification exams, including a section for phlebotomy exam candidates.
National Phlebotomy Continuing Education— Certifies phlebotomists and assists anyone working in healthcare obtain their required continuing education credits in phlebotomy.
Allied Health World— Contains one of the best and most comprehensive descriptions of the phlebotomy profession, what a phlebotomist does, and the training required.
Lab Tests Online— A public resource on clinical lab testing from the laboratory professionals who do the testing. Helps users learn about the many clinical laboratory tests that are part of routine care and serves as a quick reference tool for medical professionals.
The Empowered Patient Coalition— a charitable organization devoted to helping the public improve the quality and safety of their healthcare.
Salary Survey— Provides a current range of annual salaries for phlebotomists and all other allied healthcare professions.
National Association of Phlebotomists— The United Kingdom’s national phlebotomy association. Their mission: “Taking Phlebotomy forward through professional recognition, the sharing of knowledge and the development of skills.” Site contains contact information, history of the organization, educational opportunities, meetings, and a newsletter.
The Phlebotomist’s Association of Ireland— Set up in 1995 by the members of the phlebotomy profession, PAI addresses various issues of concern to the profession and meets the needs of phlebotomists throughout the country.
SpecimenCare.com— An online source for education and data on the preanalytical phase of laboratory testing. The site provides a quick, easy path to a comprehensive selection of relevant literature, raises awareness of preanalytical variables in the laboratory and medical community, and improves the safety and efficiency of the laboratory services by controlling preanalytical variables.
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)— A globally recognized, voluntary consensus standards-developing organization that enhances the value of medical testing within the healthcare community through the development and dissemination of standards, guidelines, and best practices.
American Nurses Association— A good source of information on nursing issues and organization, but those who follow needle-safety legislation will find current information on state and national initiatives to be helpful.
International Healthcare Worker Safety Center— Maintained by the University of Virginia Health System, this site offers information on available needle safety devices, exposure estimates, seroconversions following exposures to bloodborne pathogens, state legislative activity, and an exposure prevention checklist.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)— A direct source of documents and resources affecting those who collect, process, and test biological fluids. Includes OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (1910.1030).