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Center Releases Video Tribute to Phlebotomists

by Dennis Ernst • June 06, 2016

TributeThumb_1000w"Phlebotomists are the most under-appreciated professional in healthcare," says Center for Phlebotomy Education's Director Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP), NCPT(NCCT). "This video intends to change perceptions."

He's referring to the Center's latest video. "A Video Tribute to Phlebotomists," which defines the profession as one that requires significant technical expertise and a grasp of preanalytical science most patients, and many other healthcare professionals don't appreciate.

"Without phlebotomists, healthcare cannot function," says Ernst, who narrates the seven-minute video." Yet they lack the respect of those whose livelihoods depend on the very thing they provide: blood samples."

Ernst hopes the video will not only be used in phlebotomy training and orientation programs, but viewed by consumers of healthcare. "Most patients don't realize how important the expertise of their phlebotomist is to their medical management, much less other healthcare professionals. We hope this video tribute opens their eyes."

The video can be viewed on the video page of the Center's web site and YouTube channel.

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