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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
Now you can study to become a certified healthcare professional at your own pace and within your schedule. The PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN ONLINE program is offered by CATEC with interactive learning modules, 24/7 mentoring, learning exercises, labs, and a student portal with career resources. To learn about this program and enroll today, click here.
THE PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN PROFESSION
The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO’s, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease. Current healthcare industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2030.
THE PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
The Phlebotomy Technician Program from CATEC prepares professionals to collect blood and other specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. This course covers the following key areas and topics:
Process and procedures for collecting blood specimens for laboratory analysis
All aspects of blood collection and related procedures
The order of draw
Skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely
Terminology and related anatomy and physiology
Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
Several state and national certification exams exist to test the competency of aspiring phlebotomy technicians.
DETAILED COURSE TOPICS COVERED
The history of phlebotomy & the healthcare setting
Quality assurance and legal issues
Infection control, safety, first aid, & personal wellness
Universal precautions including safety protocols and infection control
Laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control)
Blood banks and blood typing, lab departments and personnel
Medical terminology and laboratory theory
Human anatomy & physiology of the circulatory system
Specimen collection, processing, and handling
Blood collection equipment, additives, & order of draw
Venipuncture specimen collection procedures
Capillary puncture equipment and procedures
Special collections and point-of-care testing
Arterial puncture procedures
Non-blood specimens and tests
Pediatric and geriatric blood collection
Blood and blood composition, blood tubes, coagulation, venipuncture protocols, etc.
Heel puncture, protocol, practice, and syringe draws
Respiratory, pneumonia and TB isolation protocol
Laboratory skills and simulated/animated labs
EACH COURSE INCLUDES
24/7 instructor support and course mentoring
Student and instructor collaboration
Engaging labs, student exercises, course videos and animated simulations
Student pre and post assessments and online performance tracking
National and state certification opportunities
A secure Student Portal which includes: career guidance, resume writing and other career resources
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