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Our course currently consists of a 120 hour phlebotomy training program which is composed of theory, laboratory and clinical components. The theory portion consists of 70 hours, the laboratory portion is 10 hours and the clinical portion is 40 hours. The program can be completed in as little as eight weeks. The phlebotomy technician training program prepares students to collect and process blood samples for laboratory analysis. Students will learn information about basic anatomy and physiology, the healthcare delivery system, blood collection equipment, venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques, medical, legal and ethical implications of blood collection and more. We are accredited through the state of Maryland Education Department.
Flexible Self-Paced Learning
Instructional content is delivered fully online via module-based learning, accessible 24/7 through mobile and tablet-friendly student portals. Flexible, on-demand access to the online CPT course content allows students to work through the course at a pace that is most convenient for them with no due dates or set schedules on assignments. Course materials are available immediately upon enrollment.
Expert Instructor Support
Expert instructors deliver engaging and interactive lessons that foster optimal student interaction. Continuous feedback and support are provided to each student ensuring learner engagement and success in the program. 1-on-1 mentoring is available to all students through instructor office hours
Skills At the end of this program, the participant will be able to perform:
1. List the duties of a phlebotomist.
2. Define legal issues related to phlebotomy.
3. Describe the universal precautions as outlined by the CDC.
4. Describe the venous anatomy and veins and skin surfaces on which phlebotomy can be performed.
5. Differentiate between serum and plasma.
6. Identify factors to be considered in venipuncture or skin puncture site selection.
7. List the equipment and supplies needed to collect blood by venipuncture and skin puncture.
8. Describe six patient factors which influence the ability to perform venipuncture successfully.
9. Discuss six complications associated with blood collection.
10. Describe the steps in accurate specimen collection and documentation procedures.
11. Demonstrate a successful venipuncture.
All skills and practicum classes must be completed in person.
Applicants must be 18 or older with a high school diploma or GED.
This program requires students to participate in a 40-hour, nonpaid externship in a medical practice. Practicums are 40 hours and are only available Monday through Friday. Required documentation must be submitted to the program coordinator and approved prior to practicum placement. Costs associated with obtaining documentation are at the student's expense. Documentation includes: