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What Is Digital Pathology?

Digital Pathology

Phlebotomy is one of the main diagnostic tools, however, it is only one part of the arsenal of techniques that modern medicine can bring to bear in the study of the causes and effects of disease.   In line with advances in technology, one of the newest and potentially most effective healthcare tools is digital pathology. In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at the benefits of digital pathology and how it is contributing to medicine. What Is Digital Pathology? According to the Royal College of Pathologists, digital pathology includes the acquisition, management, sharing, and interpretation of pathology..


Can a Smile Really Reduce the Pain of an Injection?

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Hundreds of thousands of phlebotomists across the U.S conduction million of blood draws every day and for all of those phlebotomists, one of their key responsibilities is to make the patient as comfortable as possible during that procedure.   New research from the University of California, Irvine School of Ecology, has indicated that simply the act of smiling can reduce the sensation of pain associated with blood draws and reduce stress-induced physiological responses in participants. Smiling Through the Pain The impetus for the study conducted at the University of California was the so-called grimace response. Humans, and certain other animals,..


4 Ways to Start a Healthcare Career in Less Than 9 Months

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The U.S healthcare sector, driven by an aging population and a consistent advance in the number of diseases and conditions we can treat, is growing rapidly, opening up career choices as it does.   However, most people associate healthcare work with needing to spend years, and huge sums of money, to pass medical school. Thankfully, that just isn’t the case and you can get a rewarding and influential healthcare career without a degree in medicine.   In this article, we’ll be looking at four healthcare career paths you can get started on in just 9 months. Phlebotomy Technician - 3..


Robotic Phlebotomist Could Help With Covid Testing

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The current outbreak of Covid-19 has put immense pressure on both the wider healthcare system in the U.S and phlebotomists in particular.  The greater need for antibody tests, which normally involve a blood draw, and the difficulties of conducting standard blood tests during social distancing have placed phlebotomists in high demand.   However, engineers at Rutgers University have developed a robot that autonomously draws patient blood and immediately performs hematology analysis. Such technology may help to speed up patient care, free clinicians to do other tasks, and even reduce the number of failed IV starts. Reducing the Workload of Phlebotomists..


What Other Careers Can You Get With a Phlebotomy Qualification?

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Phlebotomy is an exciting and rewarding career choice, but working in that particular field is not the only option you have with a phlebotomy qualification. IN this article, we’ll be looking at what other career paths you can take in the medical field with your phlebotomy qualification as a starting point. Laboratory Technician  For obvious reasons, the laboratory technician role is already heavily associated with that of the phlebotomist. Since both roles act as essentially the left and right hands of medical diagnosis, the path from phlebotomist to laboratory technician is an obvious sideways set in a healthcare career.  ..