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Mobile Phlebotomy The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Mobile Phlebotomy The Importance of Staying HydratedThe summertime heat index can be unbearable at times and downright dangerous; this is particularly the case when we factor in high levels of humidity. Our bodies self-regulate heat by sweating and also through radiating heat back into the atmosphere. When we sweat, we perspire potassium and sodium. Both of these minerals help to control nerve function, water balance, and heart rhythm. Sweating can quickly escalate into dehydration; therefore, it’s critical to stay hydrated.

Dehydration is when our molecules have lost H2O, and it can be extremely dangerous, causing permanent damage to the cells, organs and musculoskeletal system. Unfortunately, it’s quite common not to feel thirsty until we’re already dehydrated. Once this happens, the negative affects to our organs and cells have already begun. Dehydration can also cause the joints, skin, and eyes to lose lubrication. It can cause organs to fail, constipation, liver and kidney ailments, urinary tract infections, muscle damage, heatstroke and heart failure.

ELECTROLYTES
Minerals housed in our bloodstream, tissues, organs and fluids with electric charge, are known as electrolytes. Electrolyte minerals are critical as they maintained balance to regulate pH levels and proper hydration.

DEHYDRATION SYMPTOMS
• Dry mouth
• Headache
• Fatigue
• Dizzy
• Nausea
• Cramping muscles
• Wrinkled (pruney) fingertip pads
• Bladder pain

Each year during the summer months, more than 8,000 children and teens and over 10,000 adults are admitted to the emergency room due to dehydration.

THE BEST METHODS TO STAYING HYDRATED
• Avoiding excessive exercise
• Avoiding over sun exposure
• Limiting caffeinated drinks
• Avoid excessive sodium
• Limit Alcohol intake
• Drink plenty of water
• Keep salt, sugar, electrolytes and water intake
in balance

It’s critical to maintain adequate hydration at all times, but when giving blood, take extra consideration to properly hydrate as this can help with making the vein more easily accessible to the phlebotomist.

EXPRESS MOBILE PHLEBOTOMY
The Benefit of choosing Express Mobile Phlebotomy Services:
• No long wait times
• We come to you (don’t have to find a ride)
• Safer – in your own environment (for people
with special needs)

WHY WE STARTED EXPRESS MOBILE PHLEBOTOMY
We often see elderly patients come in for their blood work either with a family member or by ambulance. We thought that one day she should start a mobile phlebotomy team that could go to the homes of elderly, very sick, or disabled patients, so they wouldn’t have to go the hospital or laboratory to have their blood drawn or samples collected.

OUR CORE VALUES:
Faith · Unity · Ethics · Communication · Excellence

PHYSICIANS & AGENCIES
• Doctor’s Offices
• Home Health Agencies
• Concierge Physicians
• Hospice Facilities
• Independent Practice Associations (IPAs)
• Mobile Doctors
• Homebound Patients
• Nursing Homes and Skilled Care Facilities
• Private Businesses
• Private Clinics
• Research Labs

PATIENTS & LABORATORIES
Express Mobile Phlebotomy offers safe, convenient mobile blood draws and most laboratory services in the comfort of your own home or office. There is no need to travel to a patient service center and wait in long lines. Let us come to you!

We serve all laboratories with all:
• Blood Draws
• Kit Draws
• DNA Collection
• Courier Services
• Research Laboratory Collections
• Specimen Pick Up & Delivery
• Doctor’s Order Required

Express Mobile Phlebotomy, LLC is licensed and insured and provides a convenient blood drawing service. If the patient needs a blood draw but cannot or does not want to leave their home or if the patient is stuck at work and cannot make it to the laboratory then Express Mobile Phlebotomy goes to them! We serve our southwest Florida community and we draw blood from pediatric to geriatric patients.

Our services include a certified phlebotomist who will drive to the patient’s location, the use of our own equipment, blood draw, and specimen delivery to the laboratory. We also draw blood for send out specimens or kits, which entails of drawing blood for specific testing and mailing out the specimen with a prepaid label. Express Mobile Phlebotomy offers same day services or with appointment.

To find out more visit:
ExpressMobilePhlebotomy.com or to schedule an appointment, please call 239-322-6544 or email info@expressmobilephlebotomy.com.

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