Midwife called about bloods, almost have me a heart attack!

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  1. Jojo84

    Jojo84 Well-Known Member

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    When your midwife calls and says "there's been a problem with your bloods" ... Seriously... It's not the best conversation opener!!

    Apparently when they took my bloods yesterday her coleague sent them off without her signing the form so I need to go in tomorrow to get them redone. Luckily I kinda like needles and i find blood taking fascinating!! So I don't mind but I coulda done without the heart attack thanks lol
     
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    I take blood for a living and have done that many a time!! What a panic though - thank goodness you're not needle phobic. I always seem to do something like that with needle phobic patients and then feel so guilty!
     
  3. Jojo84

    Jojo84 Well-Known Member

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    Are you a phlebotomist? I've always wanted to train to be one but I don't think I have the right qualifications :(
     
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    I am, yep. You don't need any formal qualifications to train, the only thing I think some places look for is that you are in a job where the skill can be used but not all - I actually trained when I was 17 and working as admin in a GP surgery and have been doing it ever since! It's a really interesting job actually and something I really enjoy (as weird as that sounds!) You should definitely look into it :)
     
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    Jojo84 Well-Known Member

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    I'm working as a learning disability support worker but we don't take blood. I'm thinks either that ie maybe going in for direct entry midwifery - I'm going to discuss it wig mt midwife at some point
     
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    You should, midwifery was something I was always interested in - especially when I used to do ward rounds in maternity! I currently work as a healthcare assistant and it's really interesting.

    Good luck with baby + job wise too!! Xx
     
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    That would not be ideal for me! I faint when I see blood, get too cold, too hot, hurt myself, see someone else hurt..... this does not bode well for labour itself and parenthood in general!
     

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