There are many tools and techniques used by phlebotomists who have to perform medical tasks today. The main duty of a technician is to draw blood, or performing a procedure what is known as venipuncture. After taking blood from a patient, a worker should use a definite tube and writes all related documents before the blood goes off for analysis or transfusion. To accomplish these tasks, the sampler must use a variety of tools. There are various tools and software that students learn to use on phlebotomy classes.
Adhesive bandages, gauze, sponges and tapes are only several tools required for a procedure. Collection tubes vary based on their purposes, as different procedures require using of different tubes. A technician must be dressed properly with a mask, dress and vinyl or latex gloves. Of course, all needles should be sterilized for venipuncture.
The gloves and head cap are an important package of tools used for phlebotomist jobs. They are required to protect the health, in particular gloves, which must be replaced after each use for each patient. Lab coats and dresses are also needed for the handling of blood a person or other body fluids, for the benefit of medical purposes. Dresses are replaced every day.
The needles are the main instruments used by phlebotomists, and it is obligatory that a sterilized needle is used when a new patient is to have his or her blood drawing procedure. There are different sizes of needles for different tasks. The needles must be carefully removed using the processing unit after each use, make sure not to break or bend the needle. After drawing the blood and the removal of the needle, phlebotomists must use an order form to identify the sample tube with patient name, doctor, a type of sample and for what it will be tested.
Other instruments necessary for phlebotomists are holders or adapters, gauze, sponges, bandages and tape. Tourniquets are necessary to stop the flow of blood from a ruptured vein. And of course, a technician must use the gauze, sponges and bandages to avoid further bleeding.
All these tools and techniques used by phlebotomists are very important. A sampler should be trained and prepared to use all of these parts of equipment properly, while focusing on patient care. As you know, with more experience a technician gains higher salary of phlebotomist, so using of these tools should be perfect.