This Phlebotomy Technician course will introduce students to the science and art of phlebotomy. Subjects that will be studied include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, the various methods utilized for collecting blood samples and the equipment needed to accomplish this task, the use of technology in the realm of phlebotomy, infection control and regulatory safety assurances and legalities.
The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares students to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Also includes terminology, blood collection procedures, order of draw and other engaging topics.The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood and other specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.
This program also includes the online study guide, practices exam, and CPT exam voucher to sit for the NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician Exam.
As a CPT, youÃ¢ÂÂll draw blood from patients in hospitals, blood centers, or similar facilities for analysis or other medical purposes. As a CPT, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
- Perform basic phlebotomy procedures
- Evaluate patients for ability to withstand venipuncture procedure
- Explain the venipuncture procedure and answer patient questions
- Perform basic point of care testing, such as blood glucose levels on patients
- Prepare blood, urine, and other body fluid specimens for testing according to established standards
Benefits to obtaining a Phlebotomy Certification may include: more job opportunities, an increased pay scale, job security, and increased subject matter expertise.
A Phlebotomy Technician career is a good fit for those interested in working in clinical laboratories and handling laboratory equipment. According to PayScale.com, the median wage for a Phlebotomist was $28,126 a year as of Aug 8, 2013. Phlebotomist are employed by :
- Neighborhood health centers
- Medical group practices
- Public Health Facilities
A PhlebotomistÃ¢ÂÂs job begins with the first contact with the patient. Compassion is a trait that is valued in this profession. They work closely with patients who may be in extreme pain or emotional stress and they need to put them at ease to get their cooperation. Phlebotomists spend long periods of time on their feet while collecting samples, may need to lift or turn disabled patients, work with needles and precise laboratory instruments, operate complex machinery, and follow exact instructions and label samples accurately Ã¢ÂÂ stamina, dexterity, technical skills and an eye for detail are valued by employers as well. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease. Current healthcare industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2018.
Program Topics Covered:
- The Role of a Modern-Day Phlebotomist
- The Circulatory System
- Phlebotomy Equipment
- Procedures for Venipuncture
- Blood Collection Issues and Complications
- Equipment and Procedures for Capillary Puncture
- Special Specimen Collection and Point-of-Care Testing
- Handling and Processing of Specimens
- Non-blood Specimen Collection, Handling, and Tests
- Procedures for Arterial Puncture
- Pathogens, Laboratory Safety, and First Aid
- Quality Control and Legal Compliance
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Online Practice Test & Printed Study Guide:
The Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam prep materials come with a printed study guide and online practice test. This unique combination provides candidates with remediation directing back to areas that need attention, aiding in exam preparation.
Subject Matter Expert
Sonya Young-Riemer has been an educator, speaker, radio host, writer, business owner, and healthcare professional for over 20 years. She has studied both allopathic and integrative health fields and has been writing newspaper columns, curriculum and editing textbooks on these topics for 12 years. Her specialties include anatomy, physiology, clinical applications, medical terminology and medical practice management.
She has worked in a variety of health environments including perinatology, labor and delivery, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, pharmacy compounding, allied health education, geriatrics, and integrative medicine.
Sonya is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Medical Assistant, and Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner and is currently pursuing an additional degree in counseling.
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Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
360training.com's Phlebotomy Technician Career Training Program offers you convenient access to a thorough and comprehensive education in the medical field. This self-paced, affordable program helps you train for a new career as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially due to the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease. With current healthcare industry experts predicting a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2018, you can be on your way to earning up to $28, 000 a year with this in-demand, nationally recognized certification.
What your registration includes:
- Career-focused training that prepares students to work in medical offices and specialty clinics.
- Self-paced, online course — The flexibility to follow your own schedule!
- Unlimited access to course until completion
- Support from a live instructor and Career Services counselor
- Official, printable certificate of completion