ECG Technicians are allied health professionals responsible for performing diagnostic tests to assess the patient's heart rhythm and rate. They ensure proper electrode placement on the patient, record the ECG, prepare the report for the physician, ensure patient comfort and safety, and trouble shot abnormalities with the recording.
Phlebotomy technicians are healthcare professionals responsible for obtaining patient specimens. They can preform various functions such as venipuncture, micro-collection, and specimen processing and handling while maintaining patient safety and confidentially.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is special equipment you were to create a barrier between you and germs. This barrier reduces the chances of touching, being exposed to, and spreading germs. PPE helps prevent the spread of germs in the hospital. This can protect patients and healthcare workers from infections. All hospital staff, patients, and visitors should use PPE when there will be contact with blood or other bodily fluids.
OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) requires employers to protect workers who are occupationally exposed to blood and other potentially infectious material (OPIM), as defined in the standard. That is, the standard protects workers who can reasonably be anticipated to come into contact with blood or OPIM as a result of doing their job duties.