5 Reasons to Be Grateful for Lab Techs

No healthcare professionals are more deserving of gratitude than lab techs. A lab tech’s dedication to accuracy and consistency is admirab [...]

The Dangers of Poor Patient Handling Techniques

When studies show that a person can put about 1,000lb of pressure on their back just by turning a 100lb person on their side, it’s not [...]

5 Signs You’re a Night Shift Lab Tech

Night shift changes a lab tech. Gone are the days of waking with the sun, not drinking coffee at 1a, and having a normal social life. It’s [...]

5 Lab Tech Quirks

Lab techs aren’t wired like most people. Maybe their unique perspective comes from spending so many hours analyzing microorganisms.  Or p [...]

How to Reduce Needlestick and Sharps Injuries

Needlestick and sharps injuries are a major concern at hospitals, healthcare facilities, and laboratories. An estimated 800,000 injuries oc [...]

4 Fun Phlebotomy Order of Draw Mnemonics

One of the most important sets of information a beginning phlebotomist must memorize is phlebotomy order of draw. Blood must be drawn in a s [...]

Why a Phlebotomy Chair Can Make or Break a Blood Draw

Your blood draw patients are not all alike, so you cannot expect a single phlebotomy chair to meet all of their needs. Accommodating patient [...]

5 Struggles Phlebotomists Understand Best

Phlebotomists have a challenging job that requires knowledge, dedication, and amazing attention to detail. Not all sticks and draws go smoot [...]

What Glove Colors Could Mean to Your Patients

Before you don those purple gloves, you might want to consider how that glove color could make your patients feel. Color psychology suggests [...]

You’re Benched! 5 Ways to Reclaim Your Laboratory Benchtop

You know how it goes—your laboratory is neat and organized one day, and the next you’ve lost your third pen to the massive pile of d [...]
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