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- The Art of Hemolysis
- The Cough Trick (for reducing venipuncture pain)
- Do I Have to Follow the Order of Draw?
- Preventing Repeat Heelsticks
- Skin Puncture Versus Venipuncture
- How Underfilling Tubes Cheats Patients
- The Zen of Phlebotomy
- "Recipe for a Phlebotomist"
PODCASTSAn interview with Dan Scungio, OSHA and Lab Safety consultant.
In this podcast, Dan the Lab Safety Man talks to Dennis Ernst about how his life's path took him to his place in the world as the leading authority on clinical laboratory safety. Dan talks about his most satisfying experience, what he'd like his legacy to be, and what practices make his head explode.(Duration: 15:41)
In this interview, Amy Baxter, MD, CEO and Founder of MMJ Labs talks to Center for Phlebotomy Education Director Dennis Ernst about current studies in pain management relative to phlebotomy, why cold and vibration mask the pain of a needle entering the skin, and how she came to create a device that significantly enhances the phlebotomy experience for pediatrics and needle-phobic patients. (Duration: 15:30)
In Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Amy Baxter, we discuss the effective use of distraction to minimize pediatric pain, how phlebotomists and other healthcare professionals should approach patients to assess their comfort level with needle procedures and more. (Duration: 16:18)
This poignant video tells the true stories of what happens when those who draw blood samples are not properly trained or managed. Our most popular video, "Real People" is viewed in phlebotomy training programs and healthcare facilities around the world to assure those learning to draw blood samples never underestimate the importance of every detail.
Narrated by the Center's director, Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP), NCPT(NCCT), "A Tribute to Phlebotomists" recognizes blood-collection personnel everywhere and underscores the critical importance phlebotomists play in laboratory testing and patient care. (Running time: 7:15.)