One of the most important sets of information a beginning phlebotomist must memorize is how to remember the of draw. Blood must be drawn in a specific way to prevent cross-contamination and ensure test result accuracy. Process is everything.
Remembering correct phlebotomy order of draw can be easy if you use a mnemonic, or memory tool, to make the tube colors and types stand out. Build a funny, clever, or catchy sentence by creating new words from the first letter of every tube. Tying them to an interest of yours is an effective way to ensure they’ll stick with you.