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mod A - role of a med lab assistant

some responsibilities and duties of a phlebotomist identifying and preparing patients for blood collection procedures, collecting blood specimens, maintaining aseptic technique, collecting data and maintaining records, maintaining patient confidentiality.
pre-analytical procedures include preparing slides, hematology and microbiology smears & staining, histology specimens, cassette labeling, reagent changes, files, paraffin blocks, cytology slides, ob gyn and non ob gyn specimens, stains and mounts.
some personal characteristics of a phlebotomist integrity, empathy, discretion, diplomacy, confidentiality.
integrity dedicated to maintaining high standards.
empathy the ability to understand the feelings of another person without actually experiencing the pain or distress that person is going through.
certification, licensure and program accreditation is done by BC Society of Laboratory Science (BCSLS)
discretion the use of good judgment and prudence
diplomacy being able to use tact and understanding when handling patients and their problems
confidentiality not divulging any information about the patient without the patient's permission
honesty being able to admit an error
professional appearance and personal hygiene take pride in your appearance, wear the correct clothing, abide by the guidelines set out by your employer, careful not to wear perfumes/strong scents
communication skills possessing excellent verbal, nonverbal and listening skills
compassion the ability to have a caring, gentle attitude toward all patients including the frightened and ill
dependability exhibiting punctuality and reliability
ethics ability to determine the difference between right and wrong
scope of practice knowing and understanding your limits, training and what is expected of you
Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation establishes accreditation standards that must be met by all hospitals in order to remain in business
Diagnostic Accreditation Program BC laboratories must also meet these strict standards set up by
inspections are done on all lab's every 2-3 years
the Medical Director is usually a pathologist
places of employment POLs, hospital, HMOs, clinics, independent reference lab
AMT American Medical Technologist
ASCP American Society of Clinical Pathologist
ASMT American Society for Medical Technologists
ASPT American Society for Phlebotomy Technicians
CAP College of American Pathologist
CEU Continuing Education Unit
CLIA 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988
CLPlb Clinical Laboratory Phlebotomist
CPT Certified Phlebotomy Technician
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
NAACLS National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
NCA National Credentialing Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel
NCCLS National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
NPA National Phlebotomy Association
NOP Nothing by mouth
PBT Phlebotomy Technician
POL Physician's Office Laboratory
PRO Preferred Provider Organization
RPT Registered Phlebotomy Technician
Created by: spicey