A career in phlebotomy is a highly respected and important medical career. Phlebotomists, who specialize in drawing blood, work in a variety of healthcare systems including hospitals, clinics, medical group practices, labs and public health facilities.
(Registration for Fall 2015 Phlebotomy program closed.)
This program will prepare you to obtain quality laboratory specimens in a variety of lab settings. As a CPT, you’ll draw blood from patients in hospitals, blood centers, or similar facilities for analysis or other medical purposes.
As a CPT, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
- Perform basic phlebotomy procedures
- Evaluate patients for ability to withstand venipuncture procedure
- Explain the venipuncture procedure and answer patient questions
- Perform basic point of care testing, such as blood glucose levels on patients
- Prepare blood, urine, and other body fluid specimens for testing according to established standards
Benefits to obtaining a Phlebotomy Certification may include: more job opportunities, an increased pay scale, job security, and increased subject matter expertise.
This course will help you to prepare to take the Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) exam. The CPT is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues CPT certifications through National Healthcareer Association. www.nhanow.com
Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalency, HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test) or GED® (General Educational Development) Exam. Purchase of student-rate, HPSO liability insurance. www.hpso.com.
Textbook: SECOND EDITION Phlebotomy Simplified by Diana Garza & Kathleen Becan-McBride. ISBN: 978-0-13-278432-0.
Cost: $645 – 48 hours of classroom instruction plus clinical requirements
Cost includes textbook, study guide, practice tests and certification exam fee.