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Procedures up to date? Fighting injury in phlebotomy

February 2018—Requiring strict adherence to the latest industry standard for venipuncture can go a long way to minimizing the risk of phlebotomy-related lawsuits and multimillion-dollar jury awards. “It revolves right back to education,” says Nancy Erickson, PBT(ASCP), an expert witness in more than 30 phlebotomy-related lawsuits. She says lack of education and failure to follow the standard of care cause the two most common patient complaints that lead to phlebotomy-related litigation: nerve damage and syncope.

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