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Benefits Of A Phlebotomy Career

Benefits Of A Phlebotomy Career


Rudy Haines

Being a phlebotomist is a rewarding career. Phlebotomists are actually skillful clinical staff that work with patients devoid of the worries associated with being a medical doctor or registered nurse. Phlebotomists take blood for evaluation, the results of which physicians use as an important diagnostic tool. Just like most health care employees, getting started as a phlebotomist usually requires a good education. Learning to be a phlebotomist requires studying and knowing human anatomy and physiology, blood taking techniques, safety protocols, first aid and CPR.Getting to be a phlebotomist begins with high school. Phlebotomists need to have a high school diploma or equivalent.


Phlebotomists then complete a phlebotomy certification program. Phlebotomy courses can be available through colleges, numerous hospitals, on the internet, occupational and vocational schools. There are 3 choices of phlebotomy programs: certificate, associate, and bachelor’s degrees. Certification training courses are the most typical with students that have the intention of becoming a phlebotomist. Certification courses last for 12 weeks up to 1 year and run you $1500 to $3000 to finish. Associate and bachelors degrees demand two to four years and cost as much as ten times more than certificate programs. An individual interested in becoming a phlebotomist want to be certain to take a course which has been accepted by the United states Department of Education, the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NAACLS), or similar agencies. Recognized or accredited programs match the specifications and guidelines set by two necessary institutes, the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).Being a phlebotomist does not end on graduation from a training course. Certification is the next step in getting to be a phlebotomist. Although not mandatory by law of working phlebotomists, except in California and Louisiana, many employers would not employ non-certified phlebotomists. Having certification signifies that the phlebotomist is adequately knowledgeable with collection procedures and techniques as well as standard practices and protocols. Certification is provided via ten nationally acknowledged certifying agencies. These agencies include the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), and the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA). Phlebotomists must apply for accreditation (which often may be submitted online) then successfully pass a standardized test. Those attracted to a career in the medical field ought to look at becoming a phlebotomist. Presently there is definitely a shortage of qualified people, because the health care industry is consistently expanding due to an aging general public. The fact is that, the US Bureau of Labor forecasts a 14% boost in employment prospects from 2006 to 2016. Phlebotomists earn an average hourly wage of $12.84 and an typical yearly income of $26,710. Many companies provide employee benefits to phlebotomists, including vacation, paid sick days and accessibility to healthcare and pension plans.

Rudy is a certified nurse himself, and the desigher of “

Phlebotomist Certification

Guide”, one of the web’s most trusted resources for

phlebotomy training

information and tips on how to become a phlebotomist.

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Benefits Of A Phlebotomy Career

Latest trial of the One Laptop Per Child running in India; Uruguay orders 100,000 machines

Thursday, November 8, 2007

India is the latest of the countries where the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) experiment has started. Children from the village of Khairat were given the opportunity to learn how to use the XO laptop. During the last year XO was distributed to children from Arahuay in Peru, Ban Samkha in Thailand, Cardal in Uruguay and Galadima in Nigeria. The OLPC team are, in their reports on the startup of the trials, delighted with how the laptop has improved access to information and ability to carry out educational activities. Thailand’s The Nation has praised the project, describing the children as “enthusiastic” and keen to attend school with their laptops.

Recent good news for the project sees Uruguay having ordered 100,000 of the machines which are to be given to children aged six to twelve. Should all go according to plan a further 300,000 machines will be purchased by 2009 to give one to every child in the country. As the first to order, Uruguay chose the OLPC XO laptop over its rival from Intel, the Classmate PC. In parallel with the delivery of the laptops network connectivity will be provided to schools involved in the project.

The remainder of this article is based on Carla G. Munroy’s Khairat Chronicle, which is available from the OLPC Wiki. Additional sources are listed at the end.

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South Korean scientists clone dog for first time

Thursday, August 4, 2005

Seoul National University’s Hwang Woo-Suk has reported his findings in the Journal Nature after being involved in producing the first cloned dog.

The dog, named Snuppy, was born on April 24. He is an Afghan hound. The issue presents a whole host of ethical questions for researchers in the stem cell field.

Companies like Amgen are interested in the technology, as is accounted in Fortune Magazine for making human-safe pharmaceuticals. The business sector relies on technology improvements to make life saving realities.

The Los Angeles Times has reported that Snuppy came from the DNA of the tissue of the ear of the original canine.

According to ABC News Associated Press reporter JI-SOO KIM, Korea has declared that we are still a long way from creating clones of monkeys, which have a great deal more human-like traits.

Slashdot actually reported an RSS feed yesterday at 4:15 p.m. regarding the BBC and Reuters News articles which told of the two successful terms of gestation for Snuppy. “the South Korean team only obtained three pregnancies from more than 1,000 embryo transfers into 123 recipients.” (BBC).

Kennel experts, according to the BBC, agree that there will be many moral issues to contend with, especially among pet lovers.

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Ed Sheeran wins Song of Year Grammy for Thinking Out Loud

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Yesterday, UK singer Ed Sheeran won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for his song Thinking Out Loud from his album × ahead of Kendrick Lamar’s Alright; Wiz Khalifa’s, featuring Charlie Puth, See You Again; Little Big Town’s Girl Crush; and Taylor Swift’s Blank Space. Girl Crush won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

Welsh singer Amy Wadge co-wrote the song. Sheeran during the ceremony said they wrote the song on a couch in his house. In remarks to the Western Mail, Wadge said the album was already complete when they wrote the song.

Thinking out Loud remained #2 on Billboard Hot 100 for almost two months, and topped the UK rankings last year. Its video song has 969 Million YouTube views and has more than four million likes. The song also won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance.

US singer Stevie Wonder announced the winner for the Song of the Year, and the envelope was written in Braille script. He joked about it saying “You can’t read it, you can’t read Braille!”

Along with Ed Sheeran’s first Grammy, Canadians The Weeknd and Justin Bieber won Grammy awards for the first time.

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How I Made $6,350 In 4 Days Using A Simple Method Anyone Can Follow

Here is a simple little method you can useanytime you need money.For example, this week I’ve made $6350.00with it so far. I’ll show you in this articleexactly how I made that money.Last month I made $13,000 in 2 week using it.It’s so simple, it’s almost laughable, as mostof my marketing methods are.Here is my fast cash promotion method. It’s only two steps.Step One: Compile an “opt-in” listStep Two: Email my offer to your opt-in listIf you don’t already have an opt-in list, thenobviously this won’t be a fast cash method for you.First you have to compile your opt-in list. I teachmy students a number of simple, easy methods fordoing this in my ebook at: http://www.amazingformula.comBy the way, if you aren’t familiar with the term,”opt-in” list, it refers to a mailing list thatpeople specifically and deliberately subscribe to.In other words, they give you permission to sendthem emails.Sending unsolicited emails is a gigantic “no-no.”Now, if you do already have a list of peoplewho have specifically given you permission to emailthem, then you need a product to endorse.Here are a few things to look for:1. A 30% to 50% profit margin.2. At least a $30 pay out (and preferably more).3. A proven email sales letter you can use.4. A reputable company that you know will deliver the products you sell.To help my associates make money, I pay out a 60%commission on “The Amazing Formula That Sells ProductsLike Crazy.” That is $40.20 per sale.The key to making sales to your list is the endorsementletter. You must preface the sales letter with reasonswhy you’re endorsing that particular product. The folks on your list trust you, and will listen to your opinion about the product.You don’t have to write anything fancy. Just include a note that explains why the product you’re endorsing deserves their attention and how it will benefit them.For example:Here is the email that has made me over 6 grand thisweek. I sent it to my customer list. I prefer shorteremails but this one needed more explanation.”Dear I’d like to introduce you to a friendof mine who has helped me make a smallfortune.His name is Jonathan Mizel. And hehas a legitimate genius IQ.He works with companies such as theseon Internet marketing projects.* Intel* MyPoints* OnHealth* Microsoft* MotherNature.comThese companies are raking in huge bucks (and I do mean huge)using a method called “per transaction” marketing.And Jonathan is smack dab in the middleof this ultra-hot method.He can show you how companies are growingfrom scratch to zillions in sales in remarkably short periods of time using “per transaction” marketing.It’s the only method I know that allows you to ramp up from small volume to large volume almost overnight — without spending one freakin’ dime on advertising!That means your potential profits have almostno limit and the money you risk to get thatpayoff is quite small if you already haveproducts and a web site.You don’t have to be Microsoft to use hismethods. They work for small, medium andlarge companies alike.Not that you’ll become the next Microsoftor an overnight millionaire. But Jonathandoes use his methods with people and companiesin those categories.To my knowledge, Jonathan is the only personexplaining the magic of “per transaction”marketing in a format where you can actuallyapply it to your business tomorrow morning.It’s something that Jonathan found out by working “hands on” with the big corporations.This IS what the serious Internet marketingcompanies are doing because you can scaleup from small to giant volume in a flash.Ezine ads and other methods are great forgetting started. But how are you ever goingto get the VOLUME that hauls in big bucks– without spending a fortune on advertising?That’s what Jonathan shows you…One last thing: You may not be able to tellit from the sound of his sales letter, but hisproduct is NOTHING like mine.He covers totally different types of informationthan yours truly. While per transaction marketingis not new, Jonathan’s insights and insider infoon how companies are exploding with this methodis hot and new.That’s why I felt a duty and an obligation to introduce you to my good friend and one of the most astonishing marketers I know who has been publishing his newsletter since before the World Wide Web even existed.With great pleasure, I introduce you to theunmatched genius of Jonathan Mizel.Please go to: users click hereBest wishes,Marlon”How do you send out an email like that? I like twoproducts:One: great product for beginners that comes with an Ato Z how to manual.Two: http://www.mailking.comI use Mail King because it allows me to put a namein the subject field of the email. But it did takeawhile for me to figure out how to use it.Format your email letter in a text editor such astext pad and place a hard return at or before 65characters on a line. This prevents your emailfrom wrapping and looking like garbage when it arrives in your customer’s email box.When you do your mailing, expect .5% of the list tobuy. However, the true answer is that you’ll knowyour response rate a week after you email your salesletter. The bulk of your responses will come in within 72 hours.Follow this simple two-step formula and you can createmoney out of thin air anytime you need it.

Wikinews Shorts: June 14, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Thursday, June 14, 2007.

A bomb blast during a soccer match at stadium in Pattani injured 14 police officers who were providing security for the game between two local teams.

Police said the bomb was placed inside a flower planter and detonated via cellphone, and that five officers were seriously injured.


  • “13 schools torched in southern Thailand” — Wikinews, June 14, 2007


  • Agencies. “Soccer match bomb wounds 14” — Bangkok Post, June 14, 2007
  • “Bomb at soccer injures five” — The Nation (Thailand), June 14, 2007

A 29-year-old man in Riau was confirmed today to have died of the H5N1 strain of avian flu, making him the 80th person in Indonesia to die from the virus.

“Before showing bird flu symptoms, he slaughtered and cooked sick chickens,” Muhammad Nadirin of the Health Ministry’s Bird Flu Center was quoted as saying by Kyodo News.

Indonesia has the highest number of human deaths from H5N1, and the highest number of cases at 100.


  • Agence France-Presse. “Indonesia confirms 80th bird flu death” — Channel NewsAsia, June 14, 2007
  • Kyodo News. “Indonesia bird flu cases top 100, death toll rises to 80” — Yahoo! News, June 14, 2007

An outbreak of H5N1, the avian flu virus, was reported today by a livestock official in Myanmar. He said about 1,000 chickens were slaughtered after the virus was found on June 3 in 28 chickens on a farm in Bago, about 50 miles (80 kilometres) north of Yangon.

It is the first outbreak of the bird flu in Myanmar, also known as Burma, since April.


  • Agence France-Presse. “Myanmar reports fresh outbreak of bird flu” — Channel NewsAsia, June 14, 2007
  • Associated Press. “Burma reports new bird flu outbreak” — The Irrawaddy, June 13, 2007

Hamas has said that their forces have taken control of the main compound of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas located in Gaza City.

Abbas was not in the compound at the time.

Reports also say that Fatah members fled the compound just before it was attacked.


  • “Report: Hamas forces take over Abbas’s compound” — Jerusalem Post, June 14, 2007
  • “Hamas takes over presidential compound in Gaza City” — International Herald Tribune, June 14, 2007

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Genetically altered mice are “superathletes”

Friday, November 2, 2007

Researchers at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio have announced the creation of transgenic mice with substantially improved athletic endurance, which live and breed longer and are more aggressive than genetically unmodified siblings, and are leaner despite consuming 60% more food. The mice have been dubbed “mighty mice” or “supermice” by the popular press and have been compared to cyclist Lance Armstrong.

The changes were created by adding an extra copy of a single gene, PEPCK-C. This gene is already present in the mouse genome, but the modified gene is designed to be strongly active (transcribed) in skeletal muscle. (The natural copy of the gene, most active in the liver, continues to function normally). The gene mediates a crucial rate controlling step of gluconeogenesis and glyceroneogenesis, and its activity helps to allow energy production by the mitochondrial citric acid cycle. In the transgenics, more energy is available to muscle through the burning of fatty acids, with much less production of lactate (a chemical that leads to sore muscles when one exercises). This is not as major a change to the mouse genome as it might seem to the layperson. The PEPCK-C gene is already present in the mouse and a variety of natural mutations could likely cause similar results. The study appears today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry in a paper with lead author Parvin Hakimi from the laboratory of Richard W. Hanson.

The altered mice can run at 20 meters per minute (0.75 miles per hour or 1.2 kilometers per hour) for up to six kilometers (nearly four miles) without stopping. The average treadmill time for strenuous exercise on a 25-degree incline is 31.9 minutes, well in excess of the 19 minute average of unmodified mice. Females can breed at two and a half years of age, whereas most female mice cannot breed after the first year.

A colony of 500 mice has been bred, starting from six independent germline transformations (“founder” mice). The level of PEPCK-C in muscle is 9 units per gram of muscle as opposed to only 0.08 in normal mice. Levels of triglycerides and the number of mitochondria are also increased.

Hanson said that he did not expect that the results would be applicable to humans due to both practical and ethical considerations in addition to the fact that the genes might not function the same way in humans.

This is not the first time that the press has dubbed a genetically modified mouse a “mighty mouse”. Earlier scientists at John Hopkins University announced that they had made mice with massively increased muscle mass that were larger and stronger than their normal cousins. These alterations increased strength rather than endurance through the genetic modification of myostatin and follistatin, or by injection of a soluble form of ACVR2B to block myostatin activity in normal mice.

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40 alleged drunken Santas accused of running amok

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The conduct by a group of ‘Santas’ making an unclear statement last Saturday is not appreciated in the business district of Auckland, New Zealand. The event, organized in the discussion forum of an online skateboard magazine, caused big media publicity.

Alex Dyer, spokesman for the group, stated that Santarchy in Auckland is part of a worldwide phenomenon. It is disputed if Santarchy is a protest against the commercialization of Christmas or not.

Auckland Central Police spokesperson Noreen Hegarty said to the press that the rampage began in the early part of the afternoon when men wearing ill-fitting Santa costumes threw beer bottles and urinated on cars from an overpass, then rushed through a central city park, overturning garbage bins, throwing bottles at passing cars and spraying graffiti on office buildings.

“They came in, said ‘Merry Christmas’ and then helped themselves,” said a convenience store staff member Changa Manakynda, according to local newspapers.

One writer using the pseudonym ‘Le_SigNagE’ on the Santarchy! (or also known as the Santacon) website commented, “… after all, this is what Christmas is really about… mindless vandalism and petty theft.”

Another writer who posted under the pseudonym Santy Claus said of the media coverage,”There was some major misreporting and Chinese whispers. Breaking bottles and urinating under a bridge, became throwing rocks at buses and urinating on cars from an overpass. The ‘organisers’ as they were, saw little in the way of crime other than one santa attempting to board a foreign vessel by scaling 20 metres along a rope 60 feet in the air. The difficulty and motor skills involved in this task alone should be a defense in itself of being ‘drunk’ and ‘disorderly’.”

Due to Santa’s reputation for integrity and his strict media policy, his sparse communication is mostly one-way: receiving lists from children with wishes for Christmas. It is difficult to get his comment about New Zealands skateboard interested ‘Santas’.

In 1994, the Cacophony Society staged the world’s very first SantaCon in San Francisco. Influenced by the surrealist movement Discordianism, and other subversive art currents.

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Important Information On Dentists And Dentistry Tucson Az

Important Information on Dentists and Dentistry Tucson AZ


Adams Paul

Smiles are infectious and can be used to heal the world. This statement is nothing short of the truth. It s important for people to smile and this is possible when proper care of teeth is observed. The first step of achieving this is by seeking the most appropriate dentists and dentistry Tucson AZ services. Although there are numerous facilities to choose from, it s advisable to go only for the one that maintains exceptional standards of hygiene. In Tucson AZ, there are several options available so rest assured that you ll be able to get the best services at competitive prices. Always ensure that you work with one dentist who ll be responsible for maintaining oral care for you and your family members.

Significance of Visiting Dentists Frequently


Many people in Tucson AZ disregard the important role that dentists play in their lives. This is why most of them will only seek them when they have tooth problems. This should not be the case, however. It s generally advisable to have a family dentist to take care of all teeth related problems even before they become obvious. Gum diseases and mouth infections can be detected early enough when one visits the dentist for the recommended number of times, which is twice very year. In case you ignore such warnings, you may end up appending thousands of dollars for complex surgeries. Save time and money by working with dentists and dentistry Tucson AZ.

The Benefits of Oral Care

Dentist Tucson AZ

services can really boost one s self-esteem. This is due to the fact that bad oral hygiene can lead to a poor personality and affect general physical well-being as a result. No one wants to be around a person with bad teeth. So, prevent embarrassments and tortures by maintaining proper oral hygiene. Remember, your overall health can easily be improved by simply taking good care of your teeth. There are various simple procedures that can guarantee good oral health such as flossing and using braces for misaligned teeth.


Ensure that you conduct a detailed research when choosing Dentists and dentistry Tucson AZ. Only opt for those offering specialized treatment for complicated procedures since their services are costlier. Go for a dentist who can work with medical insurance and is less expensive as well. The location of the clinic in Tucson AZ needs to be in a convenient place because this means you ll not be required to travel for many miles in order to arrive there.

Author of this article Adams Paul giving much attention on the topic Dentist Tucson AZ and try to spread awareness for Dentistry Tucson.

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Dead body left in UK hospital alongside living patients for seven hours

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A dead body was left in a ward in Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland for seven hours before it was removed.

Christine Martin, who saw the body, said that although there were curtains around the body, they “were open sufficiently for me to see this man, whom we had got to know over a period of 10 days, lying dead, face uncovered.”

Officials from the hospital have apologized for having allowed the incident to occur. The son of the dead man said that the hospital acted with “utter compassion” when permitting his request to see his father’s dead body in the ward.

National Health Service Greater Glasgow and Clyde said in a statement that, “we have acknowledged to the Martins that, beyond this, there was some delay in the transfer of the patient to the mortuary and steps have already been taken to ensure that this does not happen again.”

The Royal College of Nursing also released a statement on this incident. “The normal practice if someone has died in a four-bedded ward is to access a single room where the deceased could be viewed by the family and the family can have some time with the relative, and for that to be done in as dignified manner as possible,” said Lynn McDowall, a professional officer for the organization. “This case highlights the campaign we’re running and highlights the kind of problems nurses come across, because no nurse would want a deceased patient lying on a ward for seven hours.”

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