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Archives for July, 2021

Phlebotomists Facing Verbal, Physical Abuse by Patients

Study underscores the increasing risks to healthcare professionals

This blog post summarizes a recent study of verbal and physical violence inflicted on emergency department personnel including phlebotomists by patients.

Dennis Ernst, July 27, 2021

How to Manage Patients Who Pass Out

Knowing how to prevent fainting during a phlebotomy procedure is critical

When a patient passes out during a venipuncture procedure, this post details exactly what to do and what not to do.

Dennis Ernst, July 19, 2021

Courier Lockboxes a Summer Hotbox for Samples

Are your samples baking in the summer sun?

Researchers recently found when blood samples for diagnostic laboratory testing are stored in outdoor lockbox, the results may not be valid.

Dennis Ernst, July 19, 2021

YouTube Video of the Month

How the Center for Phlebotomy Education came to be a recognized global authority

Dennis Ernst tells his story of how he went from burned out in the profession to a highly respected industry authority in phlebotomy.

Dennis Ernst, July 21, 2021