As a phlebotomist, you have a steady hand and an eye for precision — skills you must employ to properly collect blood for donation or to be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. One mistake, such as a misidentification or contamination of the blood sample, could result in a misdiagnosis or inaccurate treatments. That's why you must ensure that all equipment is properly sanitized before it is used to collect blood and implement accurate labeling, storage, and transport techniques.
Plus, there's the art of drawing blood to consider. Of course, as a certified phlebotomist, you can perform a venipuncture in no time. But there are strict safety protocols to avoid direct contact with the blood you must follow to protect yourself and others from hazardous materials. After all, many infectious diseases, including HIV and hepatitis, can be transmitted through blood. Even a moment's distraction can cause a "needlestick" injury and chance of infection.
With all these possible risks surrounding your profession, it's no wonder private phlebotomist contractors need to take precautions to ensure the success of their business. Whether you offer your services to hospitals, laboratories, schools, sports organizations, insurance providers, business organizations, or donation centers, you need a risk management plan that protects your bank account when a liability claim arises.
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