Mission Not Impossible: Overcoming Challenging Pediatric Draws 

Phlebotomy Webinar

Video length: 1:03:00


This "Phlebotomy Webinar" will cover real-life challenging scenarios that arise in the clinical setting. Four unique case studies will be presented, and suggestions will be discussed on how to help and respond during challenging blood draws to support the pediatric patient. Included will be perspectives from various viewpoints such as staff, patients, and families. Resources will be shared, along with how to incorporate or develop these tools for the attendee’s current practice.


Jennifer Rodemeyer, CCLS

Child Life Program Manager
Department of Pediatric Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Ryan Halda

Supervisor of Pediatric Phlebotomy
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate behavioral considerations amongst the various age groups within the pediatric population.
  • Recognize various perspectives, through assessment, in order to make a positive collection for all involved.
  • Identify resources needed in your current practice in order to support the pediatric population.

Intended audience

This series is appropriate for phlebotomists, phlebotomy managers, phlebotomy educators, and other patient-care staff involved in specimen collection.

Faculty disclosure

Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.


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