A phlebotomy technician draws blood and prepares it for testing. Since many people fear needles and the sight of blood, the phlebotomy technician instills trust and comfort in patients by creating a safe, professional, and compassionate environment. Constantly evolving technology has created a constantly growing demand for medical lab tests, and phlebotomy technicians are benefiting from this. The range of skills a phlebotomist masters are useful in almost every other healthcare career path. The median income for phlebotomy technicians in 2015-2016 was $33,000 (entry-level starts at $22,000 and highly experienced technicians earn $45,000).
What’s in this program? Lessons on related anatomy, venipuncture tools and techniques, processing samples, and ways to help prepare patients physically and mentally for drawing blood.
Included Certification! Included in your program tuition is the exam prep material and an exam voucher for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam (CPT).
Summary: Phlebotomist skills are needed in almost every healthcare environment, and the time to learn those skills is relatively short.
Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas:
The history of phlebotomy and the healthcare setting
Quality assurance and legal issues
Infection control, safety, first aid, and personal wellness
Universal precautions including safety protocols
Blood banks and blood typing
Human anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
Specimen collection, processing, and handling
Blood collection equipment, additives, and order of draw
Venipuncture specimen collection procedures
Arterial puncture procedures
Pediatric and geriatric blood collection
Heel puncture, protocol, practice, and syringe draws
Respiratory, pneumonia, and TB isolation protocol
Phlebotomy Technicians are critical team members at hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and blood donor centers. As advancements in medical technology rise, it’s an especially exciting time to begin a career in this thriving field. This program is ideal for individuals with no previous phlebotomy or healthcare experience as well as individuals working in healthcare who wish to further their knowledge, skills, and potential advance their career. This program is also targeted at individuals working in the phlebotomy field that are looking to advance their career by obtaining their certification. Set yourself up for success and reach your career goals in the rewarding healthcare industry.
Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to pursue the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Exam. In addition, several state and national certification exams exist to test the competency of aspiring phlebotomy technicians.
This program is supported by an expert educational mentor, Patrice Arevalo. Patrice has a degree in medical assisting from The Career College of Northern Nevada as well as a degree in dental assisting from the Community College of the Air Force. She is available to provide guidance and motivation for learners throughout the duration of this program. As an expert mentor, she will provide answers to learner questions, monitor learner's program progression, and review lesson and program quiz/test results.
Included in this program are the following textbooks:
• Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Specimen Collection From Basic to Advanced, 8e
•Phlebotomy Technician Program Student Workbook, Custom Edition