From Pediatrics to Geriatrics [Pediatric Phlebotomy]

April 21, 2017

Video length: 1:18:5


This session will focus on the challenges associated with age-related collections, dealing specifically with both the pediatric and geriatric patient. Techniques will be discussed that will meet the needs of the patients and allow the successful collection of a quality specimen. Age-specific competency assessment criteria will be discussed as it relates to training and maintaining necessary staff.


  • Define the phlebotomy challenges associated with pediatric and geriatric patients.
  • Identify ways to adapt learned techniques for performing difficult collections.
  • Discuss age-specific competency issues as part of a phlebotomist’s training.


Photo of Randy GruhlkeRandy Gruhlke
Education Specialist
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Instructor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology




Note: No credit is offered for this Phlebotomy presentation.

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