What's the difference between having a phlebotomy certificate and IV certifiation? - page 2

I thought that if you had your IV certification you could withdraw blood and start IV's, but when I go see job requirements, some require you to have both an IV and phlebotomy certification. What's going on with this? Does one... Read More

  1. 2
    Doctors cannulate the artery for an arterial line. (As do some trained Nurse Practitioners in my state of CA.). RT's and RN's can perform arterial sticks for the purposes of drawing out a tiny amount of arterial blood in order to do an ABG.

    I have never worked at a hospital in California which allowed Phlebotomists to perform art sticks.
    irenekui and sevensonnets like this.

    Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights newsletter.

Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors