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Glossary of Phlebotomy Keyterms from Chapter 1 of Sommer

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Continuing Education
courses that keeps the phlebotomist up to date on latest changes in techniques and regulations in the field
Accreditation
Approval from a professional organization by meeting and documenting established standards and competencies.
essentials
Meeting and documenting established standards and competencies.
Certification
Evidence that an individual has demonstrated proficiency in a particular area of practice.
licensure
a documented permit issued by a government agency (municipal or state) that grants the bearer permission to perform a particular service or procedure (after meeting the education and experience requirements and passing an exam)
continuing Education Units
CEU's needed for phlebotomists to earn in order to remain certified. Updates on new information, regulations and techniques and helps to refresh skill used less frequently
informed consent
a patient must be informed of intended teatments and their risks before they are performed is called a?
Confidentiality
All information regarding patient's condition, types of tests ordered and results are kept private.
AAAHP
American Association of Allied Health Professionals
ACA
American Certification Agency for Healthcare Professionals
AMT
American Medical Technologists
ASCLS
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
ASCP
American Society of Clinical Pathologists
ASPT
American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians
CEU
Continuing Education Unit
CPT
Certified Phlebotomy technician
NAACLS
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
NCA
National Credentialing Agency
NHA
National Healthcare Association
NPA
National Phlebotomy Association
RPT
Registered Phlebotomy technician
PBT
Phlebotomy technician

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