Three Phases Of Phlebotomy

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Some say Phlebotomy is very complicated. That it is too hard for anyone to do. I have to disagree with that because if I can do it anyone can. How to be a great Phlebotomist is simple. You just have to follow the steps of Phlebotomy. There are three phases of Phlebotomy, pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical. Like everything else in the world you can have some mistakes while you are drawing blood, but there are ways of preventing them if you just pay attention to what you are doing. There are a lot of steps in the pre-analytical processes of phlebotomy. This stage is where the most errors happen in the processes of collecting blood. “pre-analytical errors predominated in the laboratory, ranging from 31.6% to 75%.” (Julie A. Hammerling, 2012) some of the errors are misidentifying the patients, Incorrect labeling of specimen, not using the right tube for testing, and not treating the specimen right. How you prevent some of these things from happing are simple. You…show more content…
Small mishaps can happen; such as dropping your specimen and hemolying the blood, mix the wrong tubes, doing a test that is not ordered and having equipment problems. The biggest problem with the analytical phase is equipment issues. If your equipment is not functioning right, it can cause our results to be misread. Therefore, telling our patient that they have something that they don’t. It is good for you to always check your equipment before you start doing any testing. Making the blood hemolyed is one of the most common mishaps that happens in the analytical process. It happens when you shake a tube too much and the red blood cells rupture. That is why they have handy tube carrying holders so you don’t shake it up too much. Along with shaking your tubes too much, mixing your tubes is terrible, it can make all the results go

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