The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patients’ blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection for testing purposes.
Phlebotomists are employed in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMOs, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially; healthcare industry experts predict a 15 percent increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2024.
This program prepares learners to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Learners will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Topics in this course include medical terminology, related anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, and procedures for collection of other types of specimens within the scope of practice of the phlebotomist.
Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity
Learners who complete this program can gain valuable hands-on experience in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study. As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.
Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.
Self-paced online content. Start anytime. Take up to four months to complete.
Who Will Benefit:
- Those interested in healthcare
- Aspiring nurses
- Aspiring medical assistants
- Those interested in being a lab technician
- Those interested in working at blood donation centers