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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.

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.

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  • Phlebotomy - Eve
  • Phlebotomy - Day
Locations:  New London
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  • Hemodialysis Technician
Locations:  Alhambra

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.

Programs:

  • Phlebotomy
Locations:  Norristown
The College of Health Care Professions is a great place for working adults to enhance their current careers, or help themselves find new career pathways to better lives. We also train high school graduates to enter in the exciting high demand Healthcare industry.

Our programs are focused and centered on empowering you with the skills you need to enter the expanding and rewarding Health Care Industry. Learn only what you need to gain employment in your particular field, so you can get certified and enter the job market faster.

Programs:

  • Phlebotomy
Locations:  San Antonio
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Programs:

  • Multi-Skill Health Technician
Locations:  Chicopee
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

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

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Locations:  Kingston
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
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