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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.

With over 20 years of successful growth, the Institute of Medical Careers is leading Pittsburgh’s industry in career training, the Erie campus was established to share this success. As a response to Erie employers who have been challenged to find qualified, well-trained employees. The Institute of Medical and Business Careers now offers a state-of-the art facility with up to date career training in the allied health field.

Programs:

  • Phlebotomy
Locations:  Pittsburgh
Harris School of Business offers career-focused education that gives you the skills you need to make the leap into your new career.

Programs:

  • Phlebotomy
Locations:  Danbury

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

Get hands-on training with Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute. Our campuses in New York and Connecticut can help give you career training in a wide variety of fields, including accounting, cosmetology, criminal justice, electrical systems technology, HVAC, IT, legal assisting, massage therapy, allied health, office administration, and more.

Programs:

  • Phlebotomy - Eve
  • Phlebotomy - Day
Locations:  New London
Start the next chapter of your life with an Associate or Bachelor degree from Miller-Motte College Online Division.

Programs:

  • Phlebotomy - ECG Technician - Diploma
Locations:  Wilmington

At Career Training Academy, we offer career-focused training in high-demand fields that you can complete in less than a year.*  If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, contact us today.

Program Offerings:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Massage Therapy

Programs:

  • Phlebotomy Technician
Locations:  New Kensington
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
Get your career started with an education from Spencerian College. Earn your certificate, diploma, or associate degree for a career in the allied health, technology, or business administration fields.

Programs:

  • Phlebotomy Certificate
Locations:  Lexington
Blake Austin College, located in Vacaville, CA, can help you get the skills you need to reach your career potential. Choose from a variety of business and medical programs.

Programs:

  • Clinical Medical Assisting w/ Phlebotomy
Locations:  Vacaville
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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