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Phlebotomy Technician

The word Phlebotomist or Phlebotomy Technician is applied to a person who has trained in diverse techniques to perform phlebotomy procedures. Phlebotomy is performed to obtain blood for analytic purposes, monitor set treatments, and to remove blood for transfusions at a donor center as well as for healing purposes.
Phlebotomy technicians are needed in different areas throughout the healthcare industry including hospitals, physicians' offices, laboratories, clinics, HMO, insurance carriers, blood banks, dialysis centers, and medical group practices. A well prepared phlebotomist must possess strong communication skills, good manual dexterity, and excellent organizational skills.

Course Overview:

  • Infection Control/ Safety
  • Patient Identification
  • Labeling Specimen Samples
  • Legal Issues
  • Medical Terminology
  • The Circulatory System
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Phlebotomy Equipment
  • Venipuncture
  • Dermal Puncture
  • Order of Draw
  • CPR
  • Measuring Vital Signs
  • Point-of-Care Testing
  • Additives
  • ABG Procedures
  • Non-Blood Specimens
  • Computer and Special Handling

Course Outcome.  Click to view

Students successfully completing the course will have an overview of the healthcare system, maintain a safe working environment, comply with procedures instituted in procedures manuals and prepare patients for collection procedures associated with laboratory samples.
The graduate of our 100 clock hour program will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the National Certification in Phlebotomy (CPT).

Employment Outlook.  Click to view

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, phlebotomists are part of the medical technician industry, which is currently on the rise. The Bureau anticipates this occupation to grow at least 10 percent through 2018, while other agencies predict as much as a 20 percent increase by 2014.
An entry-level technician can expect to earn $20,000 to $25,000 per year with an hourly wage between $10.50 and $13.50. However, as the technician's experience and education increases, he or she can expect to earn up to $17.50 per hour, with the potential to earn more than $40,000 per year.
Source: phlebotomist.net/salary-and-employment-outlook

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