Phlebotomy Procedures Patient Refusal/Unavailable
In the event the patient refuses a blood draw, or is unavailable
to have blood drawn, the procedure below will be followed:
- The unit secretary will be notified that the blood was not
drawn. New requisitons and labels will be made and left with the unit
secretary or on the phlebotomy clipboard for the next draw if appropriate.
- When a patient has left the floor, the appropriate personnel
from the floor should call the unit (i.e. OR, Dialysis, etc.) where the
patient has gone and notify them that the blood work was not drawn.