iv and blood question on job application

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by lasclvn (New) New

Hi im an lvn i have an iv/blood certification. I was wondering if anyone can help me with a job application question. If in an application it asks if im phlebotomy certified, can i put "yes" if im iv/blood withdrawal certified???? Im kind of confuse with that. If anyone can help i would appreciate it alot. Im from california.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 12 years experience. 1 Article; 13,949 Posts

Blood withdrawal = phlebotomy

lasclvn

10 Posts

Thank you!!! just trying to make sure before i put yes.

Qteapi

100 Posts

Have you taken the national certification for phlebotomy?

IVRUS, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vascular Access. Has 32 years experience. 1,045 Posts

Phlebotomy certification means that you have taken a test and passed a curriculum intended for a phlebotomist. Most nurses haven't received this "certification" but rather received training on drawing blood in their curriculum for nursing, or in an IV certification course.

lasclvn

10 Posts

No, i have not taken the phlebotomy course. I just took the iv/blood certification class which was a three day class. Just that alot of these hospital applications ask if you are phlebotomy certified.

lasclvn

10 Posts

"IVRUS" So in your opinion I shouldnt put yes for that question?

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 12 years experience. 1 Article; 13,949 Posts

"IVRUS" So in your opinion I shouldnt put yes for that question?

In CA, phlebotomy is a separate license/certificate. Ask HR if your IV/blood withdrawal meets their requirements.

Tattooed_LPN

123 Posts

I would NOT put yes but if they have a

section where you list other certification or awards, definitely list your iv\blood cert

Archerlpvn, LPN, LVN

Specializes in Home health, Addictions, Detox, Psych and clinics.. Has 10 years experience. 228 Posts

I'm from California and yes it means the same thing in the context of nursing practice related to the LVN in CA. Just a bad choice of words on their part. Our certification for IVs covers blood withdrawal. It's a two in one certification in CA for LVNs.

lasclvn

10 Posts

Thanks!! Yea plus theres i spot for certifications so they should see just the iv/blood certification.😀

Nursynursenurse, ADN, RN

Has 8 years experience. 110 Posts

Phlebotomy certification means that you have taken a test and passed a curriculum intended for a phlebotomist. Most nurses haven't received this "certification" but rather received training on drawing blood in their curriculum for nursing, or in an IV certification course.

I worked as a phlebotomist for 7 years and cant say I'm "certified" because I never took the exam. I think California is the only state that requires a phlebotomy certificate to practice phlebotomy.