Sequential Training Institute
Phlebotomy Technician Program 2013
Since the phlebotomist is considered part of the laboratory team, they must be trained in all aspects of specimen collection and processing. Generally the program includes safe and efficient work practices to obtain specimens, blood collection by capillary or venipuncture, specimen handling, labeling, sorting, preparation for testing, as well as communication, employability skills, and emergency procedures. The coursework also includes anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system and phlebotomy techniques.
To become proficient in venipuncture and capillary puncturesstudents must also gain plenty of hands-on training! Therefore, in addition to class room training, an externship consists of unpaid work experience to gain hands-on experience before entering the work force. Finally, based on completion of this type of formal training in an accredited laboratory may qualify to take a national registry or certification exam.
Those who are applying for admission into formal training should be careful about which educational program they select because prospective employers may have preferences as to program accreditation.
For those who are experienced phlebotomists certification is available through several national credentialing agencies. The National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical certification and testing, which earns phlebotomists the title Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) or Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT).
Sequential Medical & Information Solutions uses the curriculum and certification examination of The National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
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