Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program with Clinical Externship

Course Information

Program Duration: 4 Months
Tuition: $3,650.00
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes
Tutoring Available: Yes
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Course Overview

Auburn University Clinical Medical Assistant

The Clinical Medical Assisting Program

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 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 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 2018.

Phlebotomy Technician Detailed Course Information:
  • The history of Phlebotomy and the roles and responsibilities of a Phlebotomy Technician
  • Laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control,), quality assurance , laboratory law, ethics and regulatory issues
  • Anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system and anatomy of the hand, leg & foot – including arteries and veins
  • Universal precautions – safety protocols, infection control and medical asepsis
  • Specimen collection, processing, handling, documentation and transportation
  • Venipuntcures and skin puncture practice, syringe practice, heel puncture, protocol, syringe draws, etc.
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Program Objectives

The Phlebotomy Technician Program
The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares students to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Also includes terminology, blood collection procedures, order of draw and other engaging topics. Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider! 

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 and Universal precautions
  •  Skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely
  •  Terminology and related anatomy and physiology
Clinical Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum
Although not a requirement of this program, once students complete the Phlebotomy Technician program they have the ability to participate in a clinical externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of Phlebotomy Technician. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in a hospital, physicians practice, clinic and/or with other healthcare organizations. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed in a healthcare organization near their location. Louisiana State University works with national healthcare organizations and has the ability to place students in clinical externship opportunities nationwide.

Job Outlook

Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform blood work.

Why ECA?

Partnered with Regionally Accredited Colleges and Universities

Online Learning

Open Enrollment

Multiple funding options

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Optional Externships

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