Open new doors with the Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professionals course
Blood has long been a key tool for physicians, but modern advances in biotechnology have made it even more possible to use patients’ blood draws in the detection and diagnosis of medical conditions. Phlebotomy covers the practice of correctly drawing blood samples and preparing them for testing in a laboratory. While some hospitals and practices have phlebotomists to specifically perform this job, many times other healthcare professionals — like registered or licensed practical nurses — will be asked to perform these tasks and need to know how to draw blood, prevent infection, properly label specimens, and ensure proper patient identification.
Phlebotomists and phlebotomy-trained healthcare professionals need to be comfortable with a variety of blood collection methods, including:
- Vacuum collection devices
- Capillary skin puncture
- Butterfly needles
- Blood culture specimen
About the Course
PH101 | 45 hours | $500
Vista College’s Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professionals continuing education course covers the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, as well as the legal and ethical issues associate with phlebotomy. It includes training on phlebotomy methods and procedures, safety protocols, and quality assurance.
Prerequisites: An individual entering this seminar must provide documentation of completion from an accredited medical insurance billing and coding program or work in a medical environment for 6 months.