What can I expect, Why Phlebotomy training?
If you enjoy helping people, have strong communication skills, and are interested in working in Healthcare, you're smart to consider a career as a Phlebotomist. You will play a key role in Hospitals, Doctor's offices, Diagnostic Labs, Blood Donor Centers, Drug and Alcohol testing facilities, Health and Wellness, plus many more opportunities. You will learn how to collect Blood and Body Fluid from patients, how to perform Finger Sticks, Buccal Swabs, Dry Blood Samples and a Manual Blood Pressure.
This course will teach you how to draw blood safely and efficiently, and how to effectively communicate with patients and medical personnel. Classes will also cover pertinent topics like infection control, PPE, Specimen preparation, HIPAA, PHI, OSHA. Etc.
Also you will learn how to Centrifuge Specimens and use a Cardio/Cardio Plus and Alere LDX Machine DBS and a A1-C used for Finger Stick test.
In addition to specific lessons, you'll also learn more general information about Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology, Lab Test. This broader knowledge will help round out your education and ensure that you have a full and complete understanding of your new field of Phlebotomy.
There will be a guest speaker to discuss what it's like to work in a lab setting, Hospital, Physicians office etc.
The second week will be half days of clinical training at different facilities or in class Training and half days in the class room.
Is Phlebotomy Training Worth It?
Phlebotomy shows no signs of slowing down as a booming career. In fact, as the population continues to get older and more technology comes forward, it will probably keep growing! Because of that, you're likely to find more training programs all over the country.
Training to become a phlebotomist can get you into one of the best entry-level jobs in the medical field. For the little time it takes to complete training and the low cost of tuition, it's unlike most other medical positions that can take years of schooling and a lot of money.
Whether you've ever considered a career in Healthcare or you want a stable job with new responsibilities, training to become a phlebotomist is worth it. We hope this guide has given you a clear picture of what you can expect from a typical training program. Knowing the basics can give you a better idea of whether it's the right career choice for you.
Different Types of Blood Draws.
Most people do well with getting blood drawn from their arm. The site is where the bend of your elbow occurs. But, phlebotomists need to be able to draw blood from other areas, too. There are several reasons why this is so important. Mostly, though, you want to be sure to draw blood from a viable vein. Some people don't have 'good ' veins in their arms. As a result, blood can stop flowing during a draw, or you might not be able to get any blood out at all. Because of these issues, being trained to draw blood elsewhere can be helpful for both you and your patients.
Some other common areas for drawing blood include:
Top of the hand
Finger Stick ( this is used when only a small amount of blood is needed)
Heel Stick ( also used for a small amount of blood, typically on an infant)