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What do you learn when studying phlebotomy?

Before earning certification, phlebotomy students must study five critical areas that relate to their daily job duties. Human anatomy, medical safety, needle technique, record keeping, and patient rapport are common skills taught in all accredited phlebotomy training courses.

Human anatomy. Although phlebotomy training is far shorter than medical school, students still enjoy a basic introduction to the cardiovascular system. Future phlebotomists learn how to prioritize veins, and how to draw blood from patients with unusual medical conditions.

Safe blood handling. Because of the threat of AIDS and other blood-borne illnesses, phlebotomists receive extensive training in proper handling of bodily fluids. Students learn how to build strong work habits that include wearing latex gloves, handling needles properly, sterilizing lab equipment, and safely disposing of tainted material.

Precise needle technique. The simple process of drawing blood can cause tremendous distress and can even complicate some medical conditions if phlebotomists make mistakes. Therefore, phlebotomy students spend a significant amount of their training time practicing with needles and perfecting their key skill.

Accurate record keeping. As the number of patients requiring blood work increases even faster than the number of tests requested by doctors, phlebotomists must ensure that all samples collected from patients are labeled and catalogued correctly. A simple spelling error can lead to incorrect test results that can negatively influence a patient's treatment.

Patient empathy. By learning how to build rapport with patients, students can develop interpersonal skills that enhance a hospital stay or an office visit. In addition to showing compassion for patients, phlebotomists with strong soft skills can improve the customer service ratings for their employers.

Star Career Academy - the career school of choice.Students will be prepared for entry-level employment in allied medical assisting and other health fields, hotel/restaurant management, cosmetology, or a choice from our professional culinary and baking & pastry programs. What makes us unique, and unlike other trade schools, is the dedication of our staff to provide performance-based occupational training. Students gain the knowledge and confidence they need so that they may quickly gain employment and achieve the success they desire.

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  • Phlebotomy
Locations:  Newark

Further your education at Rasmussen College.Choose from seven schools of study including programs in business, nursing, technology, and more. You could earn your bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and help advance your career through our AcceleratED program.

Programs:

  • Phlebotomy Certificate
Don't wait another day to take the next step forward in your career. Kaplan College can give you the real-world knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Programs:

  • Diploma: Phlebotomy/EKG Technician
Locations:  San Antonio

Get hands-on training with Brookline College. We offer diploma and degree programs in the areas of health care, business, nursing, criminal justice, paralegal, and computer security. We understand that today's student is busy with many responsibilities, so we offer day, evening, and online classes, giving you options to fit school into your schedule.

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  • Diploma - Phlebotomy Technician
Locations:  Tucson

Arizona College prepares students to work in the 'real world' of medicine. With the use of lecture and laboratory teaching, we provide our students with hands on experience.

Programs:

  • Phlebotomy
Locations:  Glendale

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

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Programs:

  • ECG/Phlebotomy/Lab Assistant
Locations:  Kingston
Turn your talents into a career. Nationally recognized and accredited Platt College offers degree programs in Graphic Design, Multimedia, IT Networking and Paralegal.

Programs:

  • Hemodialysis Technician
Locations:  Alhambra
Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy can give you the skills, professional instruction, and hands-on training and you'll need to launch your career the rewarding cosmetology field.

Programs:

  • Phlebotomy
Locations:  Wilkes Barre
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