Draws blood from patients or donors in hospital, blood bank, or similar
facility for analysis or other medical purposes. Assembles equipment,
such as tourniquet, needles, and disposable containers for needles,
blood collection devices, gauze, cotton, and alcohol on work tray, according to requirements for specified tests or procedures. Verifies or records identity of patient or donor and converses with patient or donor to allay fear of procedure. Applies tourniquet to arm, locates accessible vein, swabs puncture area with antiseptic, and inserts needle into vein to draw blood into collection tube or bag. Withdraws needle, applies treatment to puncture site, and labels and stores blood container for subsequent processing. May conduct interview, and draw and test blood samples to screen donors at blood bank.
The four (4) week* Phlebotomy Technician Program is designed to provide students the skills and knowledge required for blood collection.
Throughout the program, students have hands-on laboratory experiences which help prepare them to take the Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) exam.
This program is offered in day, evening, and weekend schedules, allowing you the flexibility you need to manage your current work/life demands while you train for your new career as a Phlebotomy Technician.