Reply To: therapeutic phlebotomy

  • Janet DeJean

    January 13, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    I am happy to share our process.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.  

    Hope this helps!


    Janet DeJean, MSN, RN, CPON
    Clinical Specialist
    Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers
    Houston, Texas 77030
    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-13-2022 03:43 PM
    From: Kathleen Ackerman
    Subject: therapeutic phlebotomy

    Looking at our procedure for therapeutic phlebotomy. Would anyone care to share their current process?
    We see pt in our outpatient IV room, usually do the phlebotomy in a chair, with a peripheral IV and active (vs passive or gravity) phlebotomy. We are curious if anyone is using passive measures, and if they are working well-do you have any tips? Do you use a bag, syringe, or vacutainers for the blood? Oral or IV hydration? Do you have a policy or procedure you could share? Happy to post the results of the comments if anyone else is interested.

    Kathy Ackerman, MSN, PCNS-BC
    MSK Kids, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    NY, NY