Paediatric phlebotomy procedures


The paediatric blood collection procedures related to the age and specificity of the children involved, how to interact with children and their family to prepare them for the blood collection procedure and how to engage with children`s anxiety related to needles.

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paediatric phlebotomy procedure
pediatric venipuncture
pediatric blood collection procedures
blood collection procedures for children and young adults
pediatric phlebotomy procedure
pediatric phlebotomy procedures

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Essential knowledge

Paediatric phlebotomy procedures is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Paediatric phlebotomy procedures is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Medical laboratory assistant: Medical laboratory assistants work under supervision of the biomedical scientist and carry out basic laboratory procedures. They work in the pre-analytical handling of samples such as checking the details of specimens received for analysis, maintaining analysers, loading reagents, and packaging specimens. They also perform clerical tasks such as monitoring the stock levels of reagents used in analysis.
Scientific laboratory technician: Scientific laboratory technicians carry out laboratory-based research, analysis and testing and support life science professionals. They sample, test, measure, research and analyse in areas such as biology, biotechnology, environmental science, forensic science and pharmacology. Scientific laboratory technicians also observe and monitor laboratory activities, record test sequences and analyse the results.
Phlebotomist: Phlebotomists take blood samples from patients for laboratory analysis, ensuring patient safety during the blood collection process. They transport the specimen to the laboratory, following strict instructions from the doctor of medicine.
Medical laboratory manager: Medical laboratory managers oversee the daily operations of a medical laboratory. They manage employees and communicate the schedule of activities. They monitor and ensure all laboratory operations are performed according to specifications, arrange the necessary laboratory equipment and assure that the appropriate health and safety standards are followed. 




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Last updated on September 20, 2022

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