Phlebotomy 2017 Recap [Photos]

Our Phlebotomy 2017: Highlighting Guidelines, Generations, and Good Practices conference was a success. Attendees had the opportunity to listen to some fantastic speakers, take part in hands-on sessions, and learn tips and techniques to handle a variety of patients.

Dennis Ernst, MT(ASCP), Director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, was this year's keynote speaker. We had a chance to catch up with him after his speech for a quick Facebook Live interview. View it here

Attendees also had the option to attend several breakout sessions this year, which included:

  • Solutions to Reduce Pediatric Phlebotomy Pain and Improve the Overall Health Care Experience
  • Demonstrating the Effect of Pre-Analytical Errors
  • Safely Managing Violent Patient Behavior
  • Helping the Pediatric Patient: Preparation, Comfort Holds, and Magic
  • Improving the Patient Experience by Creating a Culture of Professionalism
  • From Pediatrics to Geriatrics

View the photos below for a visual recap of the conference:

Dennis Ernst presented what’s new in the world of phlebotomy, legal updates, and how to interactively predict the impact of pre-analytical errors.
Dennis Ernst.
Darci Block, Ph.D.
Nicole Kang.
Phlebotomist role playing during a session.
Phlebotomist role playing.
Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D.
Ann McKay.
Joe Swicklik, R.T.(R)(CT)
Katy Bos, ARPN, CNS, M.S.

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