Hi all, I have been volunteering at the OR in the hospital here on the base. One of the OR RNs told me I could learn phlebotomy, taking ekg's, etc. Well, today I started my phlebotomy training. I am even going to be certified when I am done. I learned about the different tubes, different tests, where everything goes, watched blood being taken, and assisted with a couple of "hard sticks" and a very upset little boy who really wanted to be absolutely anywhere else. Next week I will actually draw blood for the first time. They said it won't be on patients yet, but from the corpsman and the person who is training me. Lucky them, huh? She also said that I have to do 50 "sticks" and pass some tests before I can be certified. I didn't think I was going to be able to do stuff like this until I got to nursing school
. Well, I am going to start reading some of my homework that I have to read before next Friday. I have a lab test in Anatomy and a test in Nutrition this week too. At least I won't be bored, huh? Anyways, I just wanted to share with you all.