Course Details:

Course Hours:

90 hours + Clinical Externship Clinical Externship Hours: 40 hours

Where:

Norwich, CT and Willimantic, CT

Tuition Cost: 

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Prerequisite: 

High School Diploma

Phlebotomy Technician Certification

About our Phlebotomy Technician Certification Course

This 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. This program includes a clinical externship rotation for all students. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 90-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.  

Career Details

What Is a Phlebotomy Technician?

Phlebotomy technicians assist patients with the collection of blood and other clinical specimens. 

 
What Does a Phlebotomy Technician Do?

As an important member of the clinical laboratory team, you will:

  • draw blood specimens by venipuncture, syringe and micro-collection techniques

  • collect and process other clinical specimens

  • prepare samples for laboratory testing and analysis

  • assemble and maintain medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, blood vials, and centrifuges

What Career Opportunities Does a Phlebotomy Technician Have?

Upon completion of the program, you’ll have numerous career opportunities, including working at: 

  • clinical labs

  • hospitals

  • independent laboratories

  • physicians’ offices

  • health maintenance organizations

  • public health agencies

  • nursing homes

  • research institutions

  • blood donor centers

  • mobile laboratories 

Course Details

What Will I Learn With This Training?

In our four-month long program you will gain hands-on experience and learn to: 

  • draw blood from patients and blood donors

  • put patients at ease during procedure

  • verify a person’s identity to ensure proper labeling of the blood

  • label the drawn blood for testing or processing

  • enter patient information into a database

  • learn to process specimens for testing 

Topics Covered

OVERVIEW AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

1. Phlebotomy Practice and Quality Assessment

2. Communication, Computerization, and Documentation

3. Professional Ethics, Legal, and Regulatory Issues

4. Infection Control

5. Safety and First Aid

6. Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology of Organ Systems

7. The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

PHLEBOTOMY EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES

8. Blood Collection Equipment

9. Preexamination/Preanalytical Complications Causing Medical Errors in Blood Collection

10. Venipuncture Procedures

11. Capillary Blood Specimens

12. Specimen Handling, Transportation, and Processing

POINT-OF-CARE TESTING AND SPECIAL PROCEDURES

13. Pediatric and Geriatric Procedures

14. Point-of-Care Collections

15. Arterial, Intravenous (IV), and Special Collection Procedures

16. Urinalysis, Body Fluids, and Other Specimens

17. Drug Use, Forensic Toxicology, Workplace Testing, Sports Medicine, and Related Areas

Knowledge and practice of safe phlebotomy skills are covered in this course as well as professional experience covering all the technical and clinical skills required to surgically withdraw blood or introduce fluid into a patient. All practices and skills will meet requirements and expectations of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Our team will personally introduce to you to the scientific procedures associated with phlebotomy and the safety precautions for both the patient and the healthcare provider. 

We offer a unique experience in which you will learn not only the technical skills and safety of phlebotomy. You will effectively communicate with different patients and practice performing effective laboratory procedures that will enhance your proficiency with the science. Classes are performed to the specified requirements of the CLSI and the NAACLS. Our team is nothing short of exceptional and we look forward to hosting your Phlebotomy course.

Classroom

In Person: Delivered in a traditional classroom setting conveniently located at our office in Downtown Norwich, CT or Our Eastconn location. Our in-person Phlebotomy courses combines lecture with hands-on skills sessions. The course culminates with a national exam and certification from the National Healthcareer Association.​

Blended Learning

Blended Learning: Featuring all lessons and coursework online. Blended Learning courses allow you to learn on your schedule, then demonstrate your skills to your instructor in person. The course culminates with a national exam and certification from the National Healthcareer Association.​

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