HOW PHLEBOTOMY CHAIRS POSITIVELY IMPACT BLOOD DRAWS
All blood draw patients are unique, so there isn’t a single phlebotomy chair designed to meet all of their needs. Accommodating patients with chairs designed for their body types and tendencies not only leads to easier, safer draws, but also increases satisfaction and comfort. When patients are correctly situated, clinicians can safely and comfortably access them during blood draws, reducing potential needlestick and MSD injuries and accidents.
It’s common for patients to faint or feel lightheaded after blood draws. Reclining chairs help create safer, faster draws by allowing clinicians to move patients into safe, comfortable positions before, during, and after the process. They also create a more relaxed experience for patients and give clinicians convenient access without awkward positioning. Extra wide chairs are generally a comfortable choice for bariatric patients, and are often wide enough to accommodate a nervous child and a parent. Tall phlebotomy chairs allow taller patients to stretch out their legs and achieve a comfortable position during blood draws.
While not fully meeting the needs of every patient, power chairs are the closest to an all-in-one phlebotomy chair solution. Power chairs allow clinicians to position patients quickly and easily, expediting the blood-draw process and reducing the risk of injuries and accidents. Most power chairs also come with hands-free lift controls for ease of use and can accommodate a wide range of body types.