This Phlebotomy & EKG continuing education activity and certification workshop for healthcare professionals can be completed in 1 or 2 days participants will receive 10 or 16 hours of ceu credit. Preparatory reading will be provided at no cost from an outside vendor and must be completed before you arrive to the live interactive class. National exam will be taken on site the last 2 hours of the class.
This Certification Program Consists of about 24- 32 Hours in total (16 hours of preparatory home study and 10-16 hours classroom/clinical)
This continuing education & certification program is great for :
- Lapsed certification
- Continuing education hours
- For individuals with 1-year experience working in the medical field that would like to become nationally certified.
- Healthcare facilities and nursing groups to upgrade and keep current in nursing practice.
- Unemployed/underemployed healthcare professionals with prior healthcare background by way of schooling or experience.
- For any licensed or certified healthcare professionals who are motivated to learn and enrich their lives.
- Students that have trouble passing their certification exam due to test anxiety.
- Medical Assistants & Patient Care Technicians that want to get certified in Phlebotomy & EKG in as little as 1 day!
- Students graduating from an allied health training program that need certification
- Healthcare Professionals that were trained on the job, but were never certified.
- Healthcare Professionals that have not practiced in a while, and need a review or refresher
- International Medical Graduates (IMG), Foreign Medical Graduates (FMG), and US Medical Graduates Must be a medical school graduate that successfully completed the program (do not need to be licensed in US)
- Veteran`s ( military medical experience)
Goals & Purpose of the Phlebotomy & EKG Certification Program:
The Phlebotomy & EKG combined certification program is designed to help those with prior experience in the field to enhance their skills from previous training and gears up students to be eligible to take the National examinations. In the training you will learn from renowned instructors, that are academically and professionally qualified. They have years of relevant, hands-on experience to share with students, creating real-world scenarios during your training.
The purpose of the Phlebotomy & EKG certification program is to provide information and skills that enable the students to collect blood specimens for laboratory analysis to diagnose and monitor medical conditions. The EKG sections will aid the student in the proper technique of setting up, and performing an EKG on patients in a hospital or clinical setting.
This training can be completed in 1 or 2- days, which will consist of theory providing the competencies required by the board for Certified Healthcare Professionals. The training will also include lab (hands on training) and 3 successful venipuncture’s and EKG’s are required. The National examination must be taken and each adult learner must receive a passing score of 70% before receiving certificate from NCCMEA, NHCWA or NPCTA Certification Board.
The following areas will be covered in the Phlebotomy & EKG Technician training: Preparatory reading provided must be completed before students arrive for the live training section of the course.
- Phlebotomy Technician Skills
- Specimen collection
- Venipuncture procedures
- Capillary sticks
- Phlebotomy Equipment including test tubes & order of draw
- Specimen transport and handling
- Phlebotomy Technician Skills
- Blood Draws
- Laboratory personnel and responsibilities
- Analytical errors/complications/terminology
- EKG Technician Skills
- EKG equipment
- Cardiac cycle
- Normal and abnormal EKGs
- Performing EKGs
- Lead placement
- Holter Monitoring
- Roles and Responsibilities of a Phlebotomy & EKG Technician
- General Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
- Vital signs
- Patient interaction communication
- Discuss venipuncture techniques using vacutainer tubes, butterflys needles.
- Discuss capillary puncture on infants and adults, specimen handling, centrifuging, laboratory safety and computerized patient documentation.
- Perform blood draws competently.
- Discuss the role of the EKG technician, cardiovascular anatomy, physiology/medical terminology, electrocardiography, Holter Monitoring.
- Perform EKG procedures competently.
- Discuss the knowledge and requirements needed to pass the national certification examinations
The online preparatory reading session
Upon registration, you will receive a link from an outside vendor to download the free preparatory reading handout, which includes practice test in PDF format. You may either print this handout and bring the hardcopy with you, or open the PDF using a reader on your mobile device or tablet – we recommend Adobe reader; it works great for editing and note taking! Preparatory reading must be completed before students arrive for the live training section of the certification program.
Regulations for the certification program for both NHCWA CEUs and NPCTA call for self-evaluations to be completed by participants to demonstrate that they had viewed the entirety of each preparatory reading. Healthcare Training has chosen to require participants to complete “quizzes” to comply with these rules. If a participant receives less than a 70 percent on a quiz, he or she will be asked to retake the quiz. Each quiz may be viewed three times, making it possible for the participant to review either the entire or sections of the quiz in order to better prepare for the national exam.
The Hands on clinical/classroom session
Our program are tailored to adult learning styles and promotes retention of key concepts through Classroom instruction, which will consist of theory providing the competencies required by the certification board for Certified Healthcare Professionals. The program will also include mandatory lab (hands on) training, classroom lecture, group discussions and activities. In addition we will also cover anatomy, physiology of blood, equipment, lab processing, special specimen procurement, OSHA, CLIA regulations, centrifuging, microscope use, capillary punctures etc. You will practice EKG’s and drawing blood on a training aid and then practice drawing blood and EKG ‘s on each other. All attendees will be required to perform live venipuncture’s on each other under the direction of the instructor and/or licensed phlebotomist preceptor.
Live “sticks” will be done in the class. These sticks include venipunctures and capillary sticks. These sticks will not be done during an externship, but will be done on fellow students and yourself, in a very supervised setting. If you are not comfortable having someone draw your blood, please do not enroll for this class.
The following areas will be covered in the Phlebotomy & EKG Technician certification program
Preparatory reading provided must be completed before students arrive for the live training section of the course. Live interactive class starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:00)
8:00 – 10:00 Phlebotomy Technician Skills
Phlebotomy Equipment including test tubes & order of draw
Specimen transport and handling
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 12:00 pm Phlebotomy Technician Skills
Laboratory personnel and responsibilities
1:00 pm – 3:45 pm EKG Technician Skills
Normal and abnormal EKGs
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm Roles and Responsibilities of a Phlebotomy & EKG Technician
General Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
Patient interaction communication
The cost for the certification training:
Tuition – Fee: The tuition fee includes clinical lab classroom training, theory review for exam, handouts, study materials, disposable lab coat, and clinical training supplies.
Phlebotomy & EKG includes CPT & EKG certifications
Please read and review the requirements before you register for this continuing education certification program
*Healthcare Workers Bridge Program
No written exam is required!!
Your work experience may qualify you for our healthcare workers certification bridge program, which allows you to obtain certification from your work experience alone. Candidates who meet the requirements listed on the Healthcare Workers Bridge page will receive a waiver on the written exam. Please view the Healthcare Workers Bridge Program Page for details.