PHLEBOTOMY TRAINING

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Phlebotomy Training

Phlebotomy Training Program


Phlebotomy is the act of drawing or removing blood from the circulatory system through an incision or puncture in order to obtain a sample for analysis and diagnosis, and it is a job that requires a high level of skill. A trained and certified phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the health care system in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMOs, public health facilities, and veterans' hospitals. The field of phlebotomy has greatly expanded in recent years and, along with it, the role of this integral member of the health care team. The phlebotomist has a direct affect on the overall quality of medical care, and good jobs are available in the field. Saad Healthcare's Phlebotomy School trains students to meet the challenges of this rewarding career.

  • Three-week course includes both classroom training and hands-on clinical practice.
  • Class is taught by experienced Saad Healthcare nursing professionals.
  • Upon completion of the class, students take the national certification exam, which is administered at Saad's classroom facility.
  • Employment opportunities are widely available for phlebotomy graduates.
  • A new class forms every three weeks.

Course Content

Saad's Phlebotomy training is structured to teach the techniques, skills, and equipment required for safe and effective blood and specimen collection. The student learns how to properly draw blood causing the least amount of pain to a patient. Phlebotomy training also covers the handling and controlling of biohazardous materials such as blood samples and used and unused needles. Students of phlebotomy must also learn proper bedside manner, as a phlebotomist must show an exact mixture of skill and empathy. Specific topics of instruction include:

  • The basic functions of a phlebotomist.
  • Methods for effective communication.
  • Professional ethics and legal and regulatory issues related to blood and specimen collection.
  • Safety and infection control and documentation and transportation procedures.
  • The basics of anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the circulatory system.
  • Blood collection equipment and supplies.
  • Clinical and technical complications that may occur during a procedure.
  • Special procedures for pediatric, arterial and IV collections, elderly, homebound, and long-term care patients.
  • Body fluid specimens that are analyzed in the clinical laboratory and procedures for collecting and transporting these specimens.
  • Testing for drug use, forensic toxicology, workplace testing, and sports medicine.

Certification Testing

The certification examination is administered at our facility on the last day of class, and all enrolled students take the test. Results of the exam are available before the students leave.

Resources

Here are some useful files related to the program: