Estimated Length of program:
3-6 months, self-paced
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
To prepare students to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam and gain entry-level employment as a Phlebotomist.
Graduates of this course will learn the necessary skills to professionally perform duties of the phlebotomist. The course trains students regarding the role of phlebotomy technicians in laboratory testing and patient care. Basic medical terminology and terminology related to phlebotomy will be explored, and details of blood components and group systems will be explained. Students will examine phlebotomy-related vascular anatomy and the cardiovascular system. After exploring documentation and reporting requirements, students will discover the importance of professionalism and communication.
Instruction Pack I introduces students to the phlebotomy field. Students are introduced healthcare, including information about medical insurance, records and medical terminology.
Instruction Pack II continues to build a strong foundation for a phlebotomy technician career. Students explore body systems, anatomy, pathology, ethics and legal issues. The pack concludes with interpersonal skills so students can improve interactions with patients and co-workers.
Instruction Pack III introduces students to first aid procedures, explains vital signs and covers safety in the medical office. The pack concludes with in-depth information on patient preparation, laboratory equipment and supplies.
Pack IV dives into blood testing, discusses how to draw blood and reviews laboratory tests. You’ll also explore how to process specimens and learn about special collections. The pack concludes with a realworld practicum that puts your course knowledge to use.
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