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Is phlebotomy a good career choice?

Is phlebotomy a good career choice?

Depends: Phlebology or blood drawing by itself is a way to earn income but I do not know its pay scale. It seems to me that a medical assistant would be a better choice because in addition to phlebology, you would be able to assist a nurse or physician in an office environment. This would give you more options in the work force. ...Read more

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There is also terapeutic phlebotomy. When someone has too much iron, taking blood will help to bring ...Read more


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Can you advise me if having my phlebotomy license, good idea?

Sure: If you enjoy taking care of patients and contributing to their wellness...sure! There is plenty of need for phlebotomists. ...Read more

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Can dialysis technicians learn phlebotomy too?

Can dialysis technicians learn phlebotomy too?

Do you mean?: Do you mean phlebology, the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease or phlebotomy- vein drawing for lab work? If you mean the second, I'm sure there must be labs that would have that course or send you in the right direction. ...Read more

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How will phlebotomy affect me if I'm on anticoagulants?

How will phlebotomy affect me if I'm on anticoagulants?

More bruising: IF you are anticoagulants you may have more bruising after a blood draw. It may take a bit longer for it to stop bleeding, a few more seconds. However that is basically it. There may not be any difference in your experience with phlebotomy. ...Read more

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How can I acquire a california phlebotomy technician (cpt) certificate?

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What is the medical word for the alcohol preparation used to clean skin before routine phlebotomy?

What is the medical word for the alcohol preparation used to clean skin before routine phlebotomy?

Isopropyl alcohol: Isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol). It is also known as rubbing alcohol. It is a wood alcohol so don't drink it will make you blind. [no joke this really can blind you}. ...Read more

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I have hemachromatosis and get phlebotomies. What is this highest level my ferritin should be before getting a phlebotomy?

I have hemachromatosis and get phlebotomies. What is this highest level my ferritin should be before getting a phlebotomy?

Don't wait: You should have your phlebotomies regularly to keep the iron stores low. If you wait until the ferritin level is increase your there some risk you are still overloading tissue. ...Read more

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I have hemochromatosis and had my first phlebotomy yesterday. I was to get 300cc out. My blood was so thick it took 1.5hrs to get 200. Why is my blood like that and the risks?

Iron overload: This disease, if advanced, causes increased red blood cells, increased iron, and "thick blood". You may not be well hydrated. Are you on an aspirin? You need to see a hematologist or a GI doctor who deals with this illness & have a good treatment area with experienced phlebotomists. Drink lots of water the day of and be patient. You may have to go every 1-2 weeks for a while & follow closely. ...Read more

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Is it true phlebotomy a good treatment for polycythaemia vera?

Is it true phlebotomy a good treatment for polycythaemia vera?

Yes: I am not an expert, but it is my understanding that for many, it is the treatment of choice. I think most patients just go and essentially give blood about once a week and everything works out very well. A hematologist is the type of specialist that one with this condition should see for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is a therapeutic phlebotomy?

What is a therapeutic phlebotomy?

Reduce Blood Count: In a disorder known as polycytemia vera, the body makes too many red blood cells which can lead to blood literally clogging up especially small blood vessels. A unit of blood will be withdrawn at some interval established by a physician letting the blood count drop/complications to lessen. Unfortunately the blood taken in this disorder has to be disgarded, not used for blood transfusions. ...Read more

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How long do phlebotomy courses last?

How long do phlebotomy courses last?

Check local hospital: Most hospitals or community college districts have phlebotomy courses or check local labs. ...Read more

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Are phlebotomy license state specific?

Yes, check national: There are online courses, non-credit courses, some associated with emt training, and in each state it varies. It would be best to apply with a national organization: www. Nhanow. Com, www. Aspt. Org/phlebotomy. Html. ...Read more

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Please explain to me order of draw for phlebotomy?

Question not clear: Can you possible rephrase your question? I am not sure what information you are asking for. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: phlebotomy?

What is the definition or description of: phlebotomy?

Drawing blood: There is also terapeutic phlebotomy. When someone has too much iron, taking blood will help to bring their iron level down. ...Read more

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Please point me to where I can volunteer or intern for phlebotomy experience in nyc?

Sorry don't know: Unfortunately this is not a personal medical question I can answer. I would check with hospital labs and phlebotomy schools. ...Read more

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My friend has hemochromatosis. He has never had therapeutic phlebotomy. What should he do?

My friend has hemochromatosis. He has never had therapeutic phlebotomy. What should he do?

Depends: Hi. Hemochromatosis can be a hereditary disease from mutations in the HFE gene, or it can be from transfusion dependency (e.g., for various alpha and beta- thalassemias). You can only treat the hereditary hemochromatosis with phlebotomy...you can't phlebotomize transfusion-dependant patients! Clarify what your friend has, and if he is in fact iron-overloaded. Phlebotomy is easy and very effective ...Read more

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Is it usual to feel lightheaded when practicing phlebotomy?

Is it usual to feel lightheaded when practicing phlebotomy?

Not unusual initiall: While this response is not unusual initially, most people quickly acclimate and don't continue to have problems. ...Read more

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Signed up for phlebotomy classes. Would patient care technician or dialysis be better?

Up to you: It all depends on where your interests lie and what you like to do best. The only person who can really answer your question for you is you. ...Read more

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Is it true that phlebotomy is the recommended or effective treatment for hemochromatosis?

In some cases.: Phlebotomy is the first-line treatment for primary hemochromatosis, a genetic defect that makes a person absorb too much iron (hereditary hemochromatosis). It can prolong life expectancy, prevent complications, and relieve some but not all symptoms. Secondary hemochromatosis, which results from repeated blood transfusions, some anemias, or excessive iron therapy, is usually treated w/ iron chelators. ...Read more

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Is phlebotomy an effective treatment for hemochromatosis after symptoms have been allayed?

Yes: Yes, phlebotomy is the most effective treatment for hemochromatosis, both to control symptoms and prevent complications. ...Read more

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I didn't see phlebotomy change the needle before she started. Would it have came out on the aids test if she didn't change the needle than and there?

I didn't see phlebotomy change the needle before she started. Would it have came out on the aids test if she didn't change the needle than and there?

What are you asking?: You won't see the needle being changed. The phlebotomist attaches it to the tube holder before approaching you. In the developed world, a phlebotomist caught re-using a needle would never work in health care again. If you thought there was a problem, why didn't you ask? It's your right -- you could have been shown that the needle was good. ...Read more

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What is phlebotomy?

Taking blood.: Phlebotomy is the process of taking blood from a vein. This can be done for blood testing or even to drain blood in patients who make too much blood. The speciality of Phlebology deals with vein treatment and vein related problems. ...Read more

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How long does it take to receive a phlebotomy license?

It depends: Some states have no licence for phlebotomy. Some do and require specific training. Check for your state. ...Read more

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I had a phlebotomy a week and they took 200ml too much I felt awful ever since how long until I'm feeling better?

Sounds like they: Took about 1.67 units. Should rebound in another week or two. Delay the next procedure until you feel better and HGB is 12 or higher. ...Read more

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Is xarelto a good drg for polycythemia vera along with phlebotomy?

Is xarelto a good drg for polycythemia vera along with phlebotomy?

Depends.: Prv patients are advised to take Aspirin for clot prevention. Anticoagulants like warfarin or xarelto have specific indications such as treatment for a blood clot or stroke prophylaxis in heart disease. I would not use it outside those indications because of greater bleeding risk vs aspirin. No published data on xarelto in prv but should be ok for proper indications. ...Read more

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I have been doing phlebotomy for hemochromatosis. I got my ferritin down to 50 then it went back up to 300! why?! do not drink low iron diet

I have been doing phlebotomy for hemochromatosis. I got my ferritin down to 50 then it went back up to 300! why?! do not drink low iron diet

Iron accumulates: In Hemochromatosis, your body absorbs too much iron. Even if your diet is low iron, as it should be, you can still over time accumulate iron in your tissues again since the underlying problem with iron metabolism is ever present.

Ferritin is also a marker of inflammation, and often rises during infection etc. If you have had any such issues lately, it could be a result of that as well. ...Read more