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 manual B/P.
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, HIPPA PHI, OSHA. Etc.
How to Centrifuges specimen and use a Cardio/Cardio Plus and Alere LDX machines used for Finger Stick test.
In addition to specific lessons, you’ll also learn more general information about anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. This broader knowledge will help round out your education and ensure that you have a full and complete understanding of your new field.
There will be guest speakers 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 and half days in the class room. For those who pass the Phlebotomy and practical test.
A CPR class will be offered at an additional fee for those of you who do not already have their CPR Certification.
Normally this would be a six week program that will be condensed down to two weeks. I know it’s a lot, but if you are ready for a new exciting career change and are willing to work hard. Then this is the course for you.