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 let you do something that the other does not? What I mean is, doesn't having your IV certification let you do everything a phlebotomist does?
Phlebotomy certification allows you to DRAW blood, IV certification allows you to cannulate a vein, then INFUSE a large variety of intravenous medications and blood products. There is a big difference! I have both!
Last edit by Viviana on Dec 17, '10
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