Phlabotemist

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Posted on 16th March 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

A phlabotemist is a professional that draws blood.  Some of the most likely places you will find a phlabotemist is in a hospital or a blood bank.  With the allied health field growing so rapidly, doctors, nurse assistants and nurses prefer to have a phlabotemist handy to do all the blood draws.  I think this is a good idea.  I have small veins and I can’t tell you how many times it has taken a nurse multiple times to get the vein in my arm.  Because of these past folleys, I DREAD getting my blood drawn……when studying to become a phlabotemist it is important to be familliar with the circulatory system and the heart.  We will first (today) touch on the circulatory system.  This important bodily system consist of the cardiovascular system (heart, blood, and blood vessels) and the lymphatic system (lymph, lymph vessels, and nodes).  They circulatory system is the means by which oxygen and food are carried to the cells of the body.  It is also the means b which carbon dioxide and other wastes are carried away from the cells to the excretory organs, the kidneys, lungs and skin.  The circulatory system also aids in the coagulation process, assists in defending the body against disease, and plays an important role in the regulation of body temperature.

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