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Phlebotomy Today — April 2014

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This Month:
The Compassionate, Competent Phlebotomist Club
Helping Our Autistic Patients
Phlebotomy Phorum
Playing it Safe: On-the-Job Stress
Tip of the Month: The Vein Electric

Phlebotomy Today — March 2014

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This Month:
Phlebotomy, Physics and Physiology, Part 2
Mentoring Students and Trainees
Phlebotomy in the News
Playing it Safe: Face Shields
Not All Veins Are Fair Game

Phlebotomy Today — February 2014

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This Month:
Phlebotomy, Physics and Physiology
Phlebotomy in the News
Playing it Safe: The “Window” Technique
Tip of the Month: Don’t be an Ogre

Phlebotomy Today — January 2014

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This Month:
Phlebotomy Benchmarks: Productivity and Customer Service
What Image Do You Project?
Phlebotomy in the News
Playing it Safe: Broken Tubes in Pneumatic Transport
Tip of the Month: A “Simple” Venipuncture

Phlebotomy Today — December 2013

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This Month:
Benchmarks, Part 4: Blood Culture Contamination Rates
From the Editor’s Desk
Phlebotomy in the News
Playing it Safe: Performing Venipunctures From a Sitting Position
Tip of the Month: Seven Questions Every Patient MUST be Asked

Phlebotomy Today — November 2013

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This Month:
Benchmarks, Part 3: Patient/Sample ID Errors
Getting Over Your Identity Crisis
From the Editor’s Desk
Phlebotomy in the News
Playing it Safe: Student PPE
Tip of the Month: Label or Liable

Phlebotomy Today — October 2013

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This Month:
Benchmarks, Part 2: Hemolysis
Pediatric Draws: Four Steps to Success
From the Editor’s Desk
Phlebotomy in the News
Playing it Safe: Paranoid Patients
Tip of the Month: Every Patient is a Pedestrian

Phlebotomy Today — September 2013

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This Month:
Benchmarks, Part 1: Sample Rejection Rates
Drawing “Rainbows” Scrutinized
From the Editor’s Desk
Phlebotomy on YouTube
Playing it Safe: Ignoring Safety Features
Product Spotlight: Phlebotomy Supervisor’s Boot Camp
Tip of the Month: What If?

Phlebotomy Today — August 2013

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This Month:
Phlebotomy C.S.I. (Challenging Sticks Investigation)
From the Editor’s Desk
Phlebotomy on the Web: We share our research on the Veebot
Playing it Safe: Changing Gloves Between Patients
Product Spotlight: Applied Phlebotomy Video Series
Tip of the Month: Respect the Needle!

Phlebotomy Today — July 2013

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This Month:
Trace Element Tubes and the Order of Draw
Hemolysis During IV Starts
From the Editor’s Desk
Phlebotomy on the Web
Playing it Safe: Tourniquet Reuse
Product Spotlight: To the Point® pdf articles
Tip of the Month: Bug Bombs

Phlebotomy Today — June 2013

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This Month:
Phlebotomy Around the World
Slapping Veins: Is it necessary? Is it professional? Is it Battery?
From the Editor’s Desk
Phlebotomy in the News
Playing it Safe: A Regular Column on Blood-Collection Safety
Product Spotlight: Phlebotomy Seminar
Tip of the Month: Slap Happy

Phlebotomy Today — May 2013

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This Month:
Are You Supervisory Material?
Phlebotomy Myth Busters
From the Editor’s Desk
Playing it Safe: Lab Coats Outside the Lab
Product Spotlight: Student Access to Phlebotomy Central
Tip of the Month: It’s About Time

Phlebotomy Today — April 2013

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This Month:
Hospitals Getting Aggressive Against Sample ID Errors
Phlebotomists Seeking Certification Face Many Options
From the Editor’s Desk
Playing it Safe: Capri Slacks
Phlebotomy on YouTube
Product Spotlight: Venipuncture Training Aids
Tip of the Month: Recipe for a Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Today — March 2013

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This Month:
The Berlin Wall of Healthcare, Part III
From the Editor’s Desk
Playing it Safe: A Regular Column on Blood-Collection Safety
Phlebotomy on YouTube
Product Spotlight: Poster Set
Tip of the Month: Do Your Phlebotomy Services “Ad” Up?

Phlebotomy Today — February 2013

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This Month:
The Berlin Wall of Healthcare, Part II
From the Editor’s Desk
Playing it Safe: A Regular Column on Blood-Collection Safety
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: 2013 Train-the-Trainer Workshops
Tip of the Month: The Cure for Hemolysis

Phlebotomy Today — January 2013

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This Month:
The Berlin Wall of Healthcare, Part I
From the Editor’s Desk
Playing it Safe: A Regular Column on Blood-Collection Safety
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: 2013 Train-the-Trainer Workshops
Tip of the Month: Eye of the Beholder

Phlebotomy Today — December 2012

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This Month:
Is There a Bully in the House?, Part II
From the Editor’s Desk
Playing it Safe: A Regular Column on Blood-Collection Safety
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Applied Phlebotomy Video Series
Tip of the Month: It’s a Wonderful Life

Phlebotomy Today — November 2012

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This Month:
Promoting Effective Communication, Part I: Is There a Bully in the House?
From the Editor’s Desk
Playing it Safe: A Regular Column on Blood-Collection Safety
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Blood Specimen Collection FAQs Book
Tip of the Month: What’s for Dinner?

Phlebotomy Today — October 2012

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This Month:
Hematoma Prevention
From the Editor’s Desk
Safety Essentials: Safety Training Made Fun!
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Train-the-Trainer Workshop Scheduled
Tip of the Month: Rushin’ Roulette

Phlebotomy Today — September 2012

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This Month:
Perfecting Patient Identification
From the Editor’s Desk
Safety Essentials: When OSHA Comes to Visit (Part II)
Compliance Solutions: Specimen Identification and Integrity
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Center Announces 2012–2013 Webinar Schedule
Tip of the Month: Bother My Nurse!

Phlebotomy Today — August 2012

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This Month:
Fear and Loathing in the Pediatric Phlebotomy Chair
From the Editor’s Desk
Safety Essentials: When OSHA comes to Visit
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Back-to-School Special
Tip of the Month: Seven Deadly Sins of Customer Service

Phlebotomy Today — July 2012

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This Month:
Are Inspectors Overlooking the Pre-Analytical Process?
From the Editor’s Desk
Safety Essentials: Sharps Container Disposal
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: To the Point® Volume 5 Download
Tip of the Month: The $56,000 Question

Phlebotomy Today — June 2012

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This Month:
An Interview with Terry Jo Gile, The Safety Lady®
From the Editor’s Desk
Safety Essentials: Chemotherapy Drug Precautions
Compliance Solutions: First Impressions
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Applied Phlebotomy Video Series
Tip of the Month: Where You’ll Find “Me”

Phlebotomy Today — May 2012

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This Month:
Putting the ‘TLC’ in Blood Specimen Collection
From the Editor’s Desk
Safety Essentials: Fire Safety
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Blood Collector’s ATMs
Tip of the Month: The Spice is Right

Phlebotomy Today — April 2012

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This Month:
Avoiding QNS Rejections
From the Editor’s Desk
Safety Essentials: Chemical Hygiene
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: To the Point® Volume 4 Download
Tip of the Month: An Army of One

Phlebotomy Today — March 2012

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This Month:
Reducing Blood Specimen Labeling Errors: Pennsylvania Collaborative Gets Results
From the Editor’s Desk
Safety Essentials: Hand in Glove
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: “I’m a Phlebotomist” vinyl window cling
Tip of the Month: Confessions of a Lab Coat

Phlebotomy Today — February 2012

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This Month:
Ergonomics: A Phlebotomist’s Perspective—Part II, Problem-Prone Tasks
From the Editor’s Desk
Safety Essentials:
Bloodborne Pathogens and You
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Order of Draw Product Discounts
Tip of the Month: Ten Tips for Halting Hematomas

Phlebotomy Today — January 2012

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This Month:
Ergonomics: A Phlebotomist’s Perspective—Part I
From the Editor’s Desk
Safety Essentials:
The Combative Patient
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Buy One Get One Free Procedure Templates
Tip of the Month: One Touch Too Many

Phlebotomy Today — December 2011

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This Month:
Literature Review of Newly Published Studies and Articles: Part II
From the Editor’s Desk
Safety Essentials:
Activate that safety device!
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: SmartCharts™
Tip of the Month: Gaining the Right Perspective

Phlebotomy Today —November 2011

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This Month:
Literature Review of Newly Published Studies and Articles: Part I
Center Offers Facility-Wide P.A.C.E.® CE Credits
From the Editor’s Desk
Ernst to Speak at Dark Intelligence Conference
Safety Essentials:
“But I don't work in the lab!”
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Two for One To the Point® CE Booklets
Tip of the Month: Defend Your “Ear-Space”

Phlebotomy Today — October 2011

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This Month:
How to Become a Better Phlebotomist; Part X: Leadership roles
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards:
“Windows” technique
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Center Announces 2011–2012 Webinar Schedule
Tip of the Month: The Path of Least Resistance

Phlebotomy Today — September 2011

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This Month:
How to Become a Better Phlebotomist; Part IX: Seasoned Phlebotomy Supervisors Share Their Secrets
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards:
When to Glove
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: To the Point® CE downloads
Tip of the Month: Five Factors That Can Elevate Potassium

Phlebotomy Today — August 2011

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This Month:
How to Become a Better Phlebotomist; Part VIII: Safety Aspects & Considerations
POC Glucose Testing Errors Lead to Patient’s Death
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards:
Underfilled tubes
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Venipuncture Training Models
Tip of the Month: Phlebotomy Road Trip

Phlebotomy Today — July 2011

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This Month:
How to Become a Better Phlebotomist; Part VII: Conquering the Difficult Draw (drug addicts)
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards:
Underfilled citrate tubes
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Applied Phlebotomy Video Series
Tip of the Month: Sharps Safety Checkup

Phlebotomy Today — June 2011

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This Month:
How to Become a Better Phlebotomist, Part VI: Conquering the Difficult Draw (oncology patients)
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards:
Drawing from the underside of the arm
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Blood Specimen Collection FAQs Book
Tip of the Month: The Backbone of the Laboratory

Phlebotomy Today — May 2011

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This Month:
How to Become a Better Phlebotomist, Part V: Conquering the Difficult Draw (bariatric patients)
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards:
Tube Holder Reuse
ASCP Publishes 2011 Vacancy Survey Results
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Phlebotomy Channel™ Limited Offer
Tip of the Month: Specimen Handling: Fact or Fiction?

Phlebotomy Today — April 2011

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This Month:
How to Become a Better Phlebotomist, Part IV: Conquering the Difficult Draw (geriatrics & cognitively impaired patients)
From the Editor’s Desk
ASCP Publishes 2010 Wage Survey
According to the Standards:
Transporting Coags
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: NEW CE Offering! To the Point® Volume 3 Download
Tip of the Month: I'm a Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Today — March 2011

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This Month:
How to Become a Better Phlebotomist, Part III: Conquering the Difficult Draw (pediatrics)
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards:
Tourniquet Time
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Order of Draw Sticky NotePad
Tip of the Month: Baby Me!

Phlebotomy Today — February 2011

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This Month:
How to Become a Better Phlebotomist: Competitive Customer Service
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards:
How long must tubes sit before centrifugation
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Order of Draw Packs
Tip of the Month: The Right Stuff

Phlebotomy Today — January 2011

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This Month:
How to Become a Better Phlebotomist: Reducing Recollections
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards:
Syringes versus tube holders and butterflies
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Phlebotomy Channel™
Tip of the Month: The Facts about Climate Change

Phlebotomy Today — December 2010

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This Month:
Needlestick Authorities Hold Historic Conference
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards:
Syringe draw safety
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Phlebotomy Channel™
Tip of the Month: Letter to Santa

Phlebotomy Today — November 2010

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This Month:
Drawing Patients in Unconventional Settings
Center Wraps up Webinar Series with Difficult Draws
Passive Safety-Engineered Devices Safest, Says French Study
HAIs Greatly Increase the Length and Cost of Hospital Stays
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards:
Sterile gloves and gauze for phlebotomy
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Order of Draw Poster
Tip of the Month: Countdown to Safety

Phlebotomy Today — October 2010

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This Month:
Positioning Patients in Unconventional Settings
From the Editor’s Desk
UVa Sponsors Needlestick Conference
According to the Standards: SST tube last in the order of draw?
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Order of Draw Pens
Tip of the Month: A Bug’s Life

Phlebotomy Today — September 2010

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This Month:
Hand Hygiene — What Every Phlebotomist MUST Know, Part II
From the Editor’s Desk
UVa Sponsors Needlestick Conference
According to the Standards: Spot Bandages on Coumadin Patients
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Phlebotomy Today Upgrade
Tip of the Month: Immunizing Yourself Against HPV (HIPAA Patient Violations)

Phlebotomy Today — August 2010

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This Month:
Hand Hygiene — What Every Phlebotomist MUST Know, Part I
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Specimen labeling errors
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Fall Webinars
Tip of the Month: Winning One for the Home Team

Phlebotomy Today — July 2010

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This Month:
CDC Makes Phlebotomy Best Practices Recommendations
From the Editor’s Desk
Center Featured in MLO Cover Story
Center Posts Free Order of Draw Article
Center Embraces Social Media
According to the Standards: Sodium citrate carryover/Sample labeling by hand
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Blood Specimen Collection FAQs book
Tip of the Month: Phlebotomy’s Seven Deadly Sins

Phlebotomy Today — June 2010

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This Month:
Patients Prefer Nurses over Physicians to Draw Their Blood
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Slapping the puncture site
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Updated Phlebotomy Training DVDs
Tip of the Month: Ready or Not, Here I Come

Phlebotomy Today — May 2010

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This Month:
Identifying and Correcting Patient and Specimen ID Errors
Center Names Program Coordinator
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Analyte differences between capillary and venous blood
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Center Announces 2010 Webinar Schedule
Tip of the Month: Let Your Reality Show

Phlebotomy Today — April 2010

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This Month:
The Patients’ Bill of Rights: A Healthy Afterlife
Recognizing Phlebotomists During Lab Week
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Skin Puncture Through Bruised Heels
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Center Announces 2010 Webinar Schedule
Tip of the Month: What’s in Your Suitcase?

Phlebotomy Today — March 2010

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This Month:
Cops Drawing Blood: Coming to a Sobriety Checkpoint Near You?
Center Seeks Phlebotomy Program Coordinator
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Site prep solutions for blood alcohol levels
Joint Commission Announces Free Teleconference
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Phlebotomy Tips Card
Tip of the Month: How to Hemolyze a Blood Sample

Phlebotomy Today — February 2010

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This Month:
Promoting Phlebotomy Professionalism: One Laboratory’s Strategy for Success
Special Report: Haiti Earthquake Relief Update
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Revised Order of Draw
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Order of Draw Pens
Tip of the Month:Ten Things You Should Never Say to Your Patient

Phlebotomy Today — January 2010

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This Month:
How Creativity Corrupts Phlebotomy
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Reusing Needles
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Collection Protection download
Tip of the Month: They’re Called Stress Balls for a Reason

Phlebotomy Today — December 2009

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This Month:
How Blood Collection Errors Threaten Patients
From the Editor’s Desk
Center Names Online Education Director
According to the Standards: Repalpating a cleansed site
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Phlebotomy Answer Book
Tip of the Month: Having a Pathogen Potluck?

Phlebotomy Today — November 2009

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This Month:
Eight Questions Everyone Who Draws Blood MUST Answer Correctly, Part 4
From the Editor’s Desk
Center Launches Redesigned Web Site
According to the Standards: Proper inpatient identification
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: To The Point® downloads
Tip of the Month: Of All the Nerve

Phlebotomy Today — October 2009

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This Month:
Eight Questions Everyone Who Draws Blood MUST Answer Correctly, Part 3
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Preassembling collection devices
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Venipuncture Procedure Template
Tip of the Month: Trick or Treat

Phlebotomy Today — September 2009

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This Month:
Eight Questions Everyone Who Draws Blood MUST Answer Correctly, Part 2
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Outpatient drawing areas
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Free Procedure Template with Skin Puncture Video
Tip of the Month: You and Gauze: a Love Story

Phlebotomy Today — August 2009

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This Month:
Eight Questions Everyone Who Draws Blood MUST Answer Correctly, Part 1
NCA and ASCP Board of Registry Merge
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Skin punctures to the big toe
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Infant Heelstick Training Models
Tip of the Month: Short-Changed by Short Draws

Phlebotomy Today — July 2009

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This Month:
Career Ladder for Phlebotomists
Are You Career-Ladder Material?
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Infant fingersticks
Phlebotomy in the News
FAQ Book a Finalist in Design Competition
Product Spotlight: Blood Specimen Collection FAQs
Tip of the Month: Mind the Gap

Phlebotomy Today — June 2009

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This Month:
Survey Sheds New Light on Blood Splash Exposures
Joint Commission Considers Relaxing Patient ID Requirements
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Icing blood gas specimens
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Advanced Venipuncture Training Aid
Tip of the Month: Brother, Can You Spare Some Time?

Phlebotomy Today — May 2009

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This Month:
Decentralized vs. Centralized Phlebotomy
Phlebotomy Today Subscriptions Reorganized
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: High potassium in lithium heparin tubes
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Poster Trio
Tip of the Month: Ten Truths about Syringe Draws

Phlebotomy Today — April 2009

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This Month:
The Geriatric Touch
Center Seeks Phlebotomy Program Coordinator
Just Write for Lab Week
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Hemolysis and IV draws
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Arterial Blood Gas Collection DVD
Tip of the Month: Red Light, Green Light

Phlebotomy Today — March 2009

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This Month:
Joint Commission Moves Toward Stricter Patient ID Requirement
Just Write for Lab Week
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Heelstick, depth of puncture
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Skin Puncture Procedure Template
Tip of the Month: What’s in it for you?

Phlebotomy Today — February 2009

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This Month:
Accuracy in GTT Collections
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Fingerstick site and wiping the first-drop
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Manager’s Toolbox
Tip of the Month: Spotting a Winner

Phlebotomy Today — January 2009

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This Month:
Is Your Draw Station Kid-Friendly?
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Finger Positioning
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Discounted Polos, T-shirts, Markers, Travel Mugs
Tip of the Month: Begin with the End in Mind

Phlebotomy Today — December 2008

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This Month:
Phlebotomy Turnaround Times: How Fast is Fast Enough?
From the Editor’s Desk
CLSI Releases Revised Skin Puncture Standard
Ernst to Speak in Oslo, Norway
According to the Standards: Phlebotomy Chair Safety
Phlebotomy in the News
Ask the Lab Guy
Product Spotlight: CLSI Skin Puncture Standard
Tip of the Month: Peace on Earth

Phlebotomy Today — November 2008

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This Month:
The Pediatric Bandaging Dilemma: One Laboratory’s Solution
Effects of Fist Pumping Underestimated
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Earlobes and Skin-Punctures
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: VHS to DVD upgrade
Phlebotomy Today Publisher Offers Amnesty
Tip of the Month: A Tangled Web

Phlebotomy Today — October 2008

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This Month:
What Every Healthcare Professional MUST Know About Drawing Coags
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Post-Mastectomy Patient
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Free Infant Foot Training Model with Video Purchase
Tip of the Month: Five Truths about Post-Venipuncture Care

Phlebotomy Today — September 2008

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This Month:
Journals Ablaze with Venipuncture Studies/Articles
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Is drawing above an IV acceptable?
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: To the Point® CE exercises
Tip of the Month: The Wizard of Aahs!

Phlebotomy Today — August 2008

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This Month:
Effects of Pneumatic Transportation on Blood Specimens
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Drawing from Triple-Lumen Catheters
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Infant Heelstick Model
Tip of the Month: How Cultured Are You?

Phlebotomy Today — July 2008

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This Month:
Tourniquets Tied to MRSA Threat
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Hand-labeling specimens
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Free DVD Player with Video Purchase
Tip of the Month: What Kind of Fly are You?

Phlebotomy Today — June 2008

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This Month:
Preventing Repeat Heelsticks
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Bending the Patient’s Arm Up
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Venipuncture Procedure Template
Tip of the Month: Sir Lance Alot

Phlebotomy Today — May 2008

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This Month:
Discernment and the Difficult Draw
From the Editor’s Desk
On a Personal Note...
According to the Standards: Drawing Patients on Exam Tables
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: New Downloads
Tip of the Month: Just a Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Today — April 2008

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This Month:
Studies Shed Light on ED Hemolysis, Decentralized Phlebotomy
From the Editor’s Desk
According to the Standards: Order of draw and citrate tubes
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Phlebotomy Central
Tip of the Month: Catch Me If You Can

Phlebotomy Today — March 2008

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This Month:
Monthly Article: Is Your Draw Station Designed for Safety?
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards: Order of draw and clot activators
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Lab Week Items
Tip of the Month: Fear Factor

Phlebotomy Today — February 2008

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This Month:
Newborn Screens: Why and How?: Part II
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards: Separate Order of Draw for Syringes?
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Skin Punctures & Newborn Screens video
Tip of the Month: Anticipation or Precipitation?

Phlebotomy Today — January 2008

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This Month:
Newborn Screens: Why and How?
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards: Nursing Home Identification
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Skin Punctures & Newborn Screens video
Tip of the Month: WANTED!

Phlebotomy Today — December 2007

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This Month:
CLSI Revises Venipuncture Standard
Product Spotlight: Free Venipuncture Standard
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards: Is a tourniquet always necessary?
Phlebotomy in the News
Center Releases Second Volume in CE Series
Tip of the Month: A Run for the Roses

Phlebotomy Today — November 2007

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This Month:
How Collection Personnel Unknowingly Alter Test Results, Part III: Hemolysis
Center Creating Expert Witness Database
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards:Documenting Newborn Blood Withdrawal
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Venipuncture Training Aid
Center Adds to CEU Offerings
Tip of the Month: Deal or No Deal?

Phlebotomy Today — October 2007

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This Month:
How Collection Personnel Unknowingly Alter Test Results, Part II: Time-of-Collection Errors
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards:Proper Patient Positioning
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Articles for Download
Tip of the Month: It Only Takes a Moment

Phlebotomy Today — September 2007

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This Month:
How Collection Personnel Unknowingly Alter Test Results, Part I: Hemoconcentration
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards: Arterial Punctures for Routine Lab Work
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: PhlebotomyWeb online training
Tip of the Month: What Not to Wear

Phlebotomy Today — August 2007

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This Month:
Taking the Initiative with Phlebotomy
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards: Not all veins are fair game
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: 100% Cotton T-Shirts
Tip of the Month: Investing in Quality

Phlebotomy Today — July 2007

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This Month:
If Tubes Could Talk: Part IV, Interview with a Green Top
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards: Checking for hematoma
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Affordable CEUs in Phlebotomy
Tip of the Month: And the Two Shall Become One

Phlebotomy Today — June 2007

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This Month:
If Tubes Could Talk: Part III, Interview with a Lavender Top
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards: Applying Pressure
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight: Anatomy Poster with CE Option
Tip of the Month: What’s Your Risk Score?

Phlebotomy Today — May 2007

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This Month:
If Tubes Could Talk, Part II: Interview with a Red Top
Haitian Ministry in Need of Surplus EDTA Tubes
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards: Angle of Insertion
Phlebotomy in the News
Product Spotlight:Ten Commandments of Phlebotomy Poster
Tip of the Month: Never-Never Land

Phlebotomy Today — April 2007

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This Month:
Recognizing Phlebotomists During Lab Week
If Tubes Could Talk, Part I: Interview with a Blue Top
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards: Ammonia Inhalants
Phlebotomy in the News
Ask the Safety Lady
Product Spotlight: Lab Week Items
Tip of the Month: Recipe for a Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Today — March 2007

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This Month:
Phlebotomy Training in South Africa
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards: Wiping off alcohol
Phlebotomy in the News
Ask the Safety Lady
Product Spotlight: Lab Week Items
Tip of the Month: Standard Eyes

Phlebotomy Today — February 2007

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This Month:
Feature Article: Blood Culture Collection, Part II
Five Factors that Lower Contamination Rates
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards
Phlebotomy in the News
Ask the Safety Lady
Product Spotlight Order of Draw Cards
Tip of the Month Just Say "No!"

Phlebotomy Today — January 2007

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This Month:
Feature Article: Blood Culture Collection, Part I
Blood Cultures: Protecting the Collector
From the Editor’s Desk
On A Personal Note...
According to the Standards
Phlebotomy in the News
Ask the Safety Lady
Product Spotlight CLSI Venipuncture Standard
Tip of the Month: The Last Line of Defense