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This course will give you a comprehensive overview of working as a phlebotomist. During this phlebotomist training course, you will learn about drawing blood from patients and blood donors, evaluating patients' ability to withstand the procedure, and helping them feel comfortable. You will learn how to properly explain the blood-drawing procedure to patients and the importance of answering their queries. In this online phlebotomy course, you will also be introduced to performing basic point-of-care testing, such as reading blood glucose levels and preparing blood, urine, and other specimens for testing, along with maintaining medical equipment such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials.
The asynchronous, online phlebotomy certification course includes simulation experience through the inclusion of a lab kit for assignments and aligned simulations for practice. You will have access to videos outlining procedures and "how to's" that allow for firsthand practice as expected in real-world scenarios. This CPT certification course will also provide you with comprehensive, all-inclusive training, which will assist you in pursuing a new career as a phlebotomy technician and includes a complimentary voucher to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) upon eligibility.
The course also includes an opportunity to participate in an clinical experience.
Disclaimer: To qualify for the clinical experience application process, students must complete the online course successfully and have account balances up to date (at a minimum). Going through the clinical experience application process does not guarantee a placement. However, affiliated partnerships increase the likelihood of finding a site that matches student needs. COVID may be affecting the capacity of availability in your area. Students can begin researching the steps of the application process two weeks before completing courses.
This course does not meet state requirements for students intending to work in California and Washington. Ensure that the Certified Phlebotomy Technician course meets your state's requirements.
What you will learn
- Summarizing the role and the responsibilities of a phlebotomy technician
- Ability to describe basic anatomy as it applies to blood and function
- Applying quality and safety measures as they relate to phlebotomy
- Preparing for blood collection
- Performing sample collections
- Executing post-collection procedures
- Choosing ethical behavior that upholds the rights and dignity of patients
How You Will Benefit
- You will have a complete comprehension and understanding of all tasks related to the role and responsibilities of a phlebotomy technician
- You will receive comprehensive and all-inclusive training, which will help you gain a new vocation as a phlebotomy technician and be fully prepared for any clinical scenario
- Assistance from our Clinical Experience Team and access to our Clinical Experience Guide
- You will be prepared to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), with a voucher available upon eligibility
Frequents Asked Questions
How much does a phlebotomist make?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average phlebotomist salary was $37,380 in May 2021. Furthermore, Indeed.com currently lists the average salary for a phlebotomist is $49,294 per year in the U.S.
Salary can depend on your location. For example, California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Illinois are the states with the highest employment levels for phlebotomists, with salaries ranging from $35,000-$48,000.
What is a phlebotomist?
The BLS states that phlebotomists draw blood for purposes such as tests, research, or donations. They help patients or donors who are anxious before or have an adverse reaction after the blood draw.
In addition to drawing blood, phlebotomists also may collect urine or other samples. They instruct patients on procedures for proper collection and ensure that the sample is acceptable and clearly labeled in its container.
What does a phlebotomist do?
Per the BLS, as a phlebotomist, you may do all or some of the following duties:
- Draw blood from patients or blood donors
- Explain their work to help relax patients or donors who feel nervous about having blood drawn
- Verify a patient's or donor's identity
- Label the collected blood for testing or processing
- Label sterile containers for other samples, such as urine, and instruct patients on proper collection procedures.
- Enter sample information into a database
- Assemble, maintain, and dispose of medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials
- Keep work areas and equipment clean and sanitary
Does this course prepare me for a certification?
Yes. This course prepares you for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
Can I register for courses if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 12 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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