Does not Require a 2-4 year is not required to practice phlebotomy
Some classes you will have to take are: Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Law & ethics, infection Control and safety, Order of draw, Equipment & supplies, Patient Identification & site,
There are three different types of degrees a phlebotomist can choose from they are, Certificate, Associate’s and Bachelors degrees,
What are Blood Borne Pathogens
Blood borne pathogens are microorganisms that can cause disease when transmitted from an infected individual to another individual through blood and certain body fluids. Blood borne pathogens are capable of causing serious illness and death. The most common illnesses caused by Blood Borne Pathogens are, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HBC), and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) from HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus.
Some examples of workers who can get exposed to BBPs include the following:
Medical and Dental health care providers, including those in industrial educational, and correctional facilities
Fire fighters, Paramedics,
Tattoo Artists and body piercer
Blood Borne Pathogens- Phlebotomy Technician
TO PREVENT INFECTION, FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES:
Avoid contact with blood and other body fluids. Use CPR breathing barriers, such as resuscitation masks, when giving ventilations (rescue breaths)
Wear disposable gloves whenever providing care, particularly if you may come into contact with blood or body fluids. Also wear protective coverings, such as a mask, eyewear and a gown, if blood or other body fluids can splash.
Cover any cuts, scrapes or sores and remove jewelry, including rings, before wearing disposable gloves.
Change gloves before providing care to a different victim. Remove disposable gloves without contacting the soiled part of the gloves and dispose of them in a proper container.
Thoroughly wash your hands and