Blood Draws

ManorCare sues podiatry services provider over historically large hepatitis outbreak

ManorCare sues podiatry services provider over historically large hepatitis outbreak

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HCR ManorCare has sued Trinity Health after analysis suggested an association between a large hepatitis C outbreak and podiatry and blood draw services that the skilled nursing company contracted with Trinity for, according to local reports.

A needle, a patient and a tube: The challenge of phlebotomy

A needle, a patient and a tube: The challenge of phlebotomy

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It is commonly accepted that over 70% of all medical decisions are based on laboratory results and now more than ever those results are used to make rehospitalization decisions. To provide a closer look at some of the challenges faced by long term care service providers, let's explore the role of a key partner in patient careā€”the phlebotomist.

Tear drop tests as effective as blood for diabetes testing, study finds

There is new hope for diabetics who dread frequent finger pricks and blood draws used to monitor their blood glucose levels. Scientists say they are developing a device that can test blood sugar levels via teardrops instead of blood.