Patricia L. Fawkes, CLS - Kaweah Delta Healthcare District Transfusion Service - Visalia, CA Approved for 1.0 CE Level of Difficulty: Basic CAMLT is approved by the California Department of Public Health as a CA CLS Accrediting Agency (#21) In preparing for blood collection, each phlebotomist or other healthcare worker generally establishes a routine that is comfortable for him or her. Several essential steps are part of every successful collection procedure, but the most important task a phlebotomist has to do is properly identify the patient. Patient Identification is the process by which a worker verifies the fact that a patient is the same as the one described on the requisition or physician order. This continuing education unit will be emphasizing this important aspect of sample collection.
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