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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. thanks Kathy
—————————— Kathy Ackerman, MSN, PCNS-BC CNS-Pediatrics MSK Kids, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center NY, NY ——————————