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Phlebotomist vs. IV nurse

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Whats the difference between an IV nurse and a phlebotomist? 

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An IV nurse is a licensed nurse and a phlebotomist may be certified at certain levels but does not need to be a nurse. The IV nurse may be part of an IV “team” in a hospital, their duties revolve around IV management and starting/removing IV access. They may or may not have other nurse duties. The phlebotomist usually is more confined to blood withdrawal duties and may work in a lab setting. Nurses generally are paid more than phlebotomists. Of course the education for each position is different.

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IV nurse typically walks around with an ultrasound putting in peripheral, midline, and PICC lines in the hospital.  phlebotomist draws blood for lab work.

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