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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 care—the phlebotomist.

Morning blood draws: No longer required?

Morning blood draws: No longer required?

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There is mounting evidence that blood does not need to be drawn prior to eating! Such medical conclusions may change the early morning paradigm and how patients are managed.

Laboratory as a partner in reducing hospital readmission rates

Laboratory as a partner in reducing hospital readmission rates

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Readmissions are a major problem in U.S. healthcare. LTC facilities are no longer lone providers in the health of a patient, but rather are a partner in the continuum of care from the initial admission of the patient to a hospital till the patient returns to their home environment or is transferred to hospice care.

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