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Self-paced eLearning course includes 6-months access to online content, all eBooks, supplemental content, and related course materials, as applicable

Tuition: $2,199

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Contact: Call (434) 973-1945 for more information

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN WITH EKG ONLINE

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

Now you can study to become a certified healthcare professional at your own pace and within your schedule. The PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN WITH EKG ONLINE program is offered by CATEC with interactive learning modules, 24/7 mentoring, learning exercises, labs, and a student portal with career resources. 

THE PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN WITH EKG 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 micro-collection 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 PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN WITH EKG PROGRAM

The Phlebotomy Technician with EKG 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  

  • Universal precautions  

  • Skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely  

  • Terminology and related anatomy and physiology 

  • Conducting and interpreting electrocardiograms (EKGs) 

  • Anatomy and physiology of the heart 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 

  • Apply the basic electrophysiologic principles of cardiac conduction to the anatomy and physiology of the body 

  • Identify proper placement of leads to ensure an accurate and consistent EKG reading 

  • Evaluate various EKG rhythm strips following established normal criteria for each of the wave forms and intervals 

  • Analyze a variety of EKG rhythm strips, identifying rate, rhythm and intervals 

  • Analyze a variety of EKG rhythm strips for common dysrhythmias 

  • Apply an understanding of the technical aspects of the EKG machine to the correct use of the machine and interpretation of artifacts 

  • Describe the functions, associated terminology, types, and rhythm strips of pacemakers 

  • Describe diagnostic electrocardiography in terms of goals, types, procedures, indications, and contraindications 

  • Explain how to interpret a 12-lead EKG strip 

  • Explain myocardial infarction in terms of physiology, symptoms, and EKG interpretation 

  • Describe common cardiac medications 

 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 

HOW TO ENROLL

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CONTACT US

For inquiries about our Adult Education and Apprenticeship programs, contact:

  • Emily Thomas, CATEC Adult Education and Apprenticeship Office Associate/Database Administrator, by email or call (434) 973-1945

  • Shannon Tomlin, CATEC Adult Education and Apprenticeship Program Manager, by email or call (434) 973-1945