Phlebotomy, Mrs. Evans

Phlebotomy is the surgical opening or puncture of a vein in order to withdraw blood or introduce a fluid, or as part of the procedure of letting blood. Regular phlebotomy treats people who have to much iron in their blood,such as with hemochromatosis, or who are producing too many red blood cells,such as polycythemia.Removing blood decreases iron level in the body reducing the number of iron-rich red blood cells. Some of Phlebotomy tasks are assembles the tools/ equipment necessary for the procedure. The items for the procedure are blood collection devices, needles, alcohol, gauze and bandages, tourniquet, etc.

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