PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN CPT

Free Phlebotomy Certification Workshop 

This Phlebotomy certification & continuing education activity for healthcare professionals can be completed in 1 or 2 days. Participants will receive 32-hours of ceu credit for the preparatory home study material and 8-16 credit hours for the hands-on portion of the continuing education activity. Preparatory reading will be provided from an outside vendor after the registration fee is paid and must be completed before you arrive to the live interactive class. National Certification Exam will be administered on site the last 2 hours of the workshop.

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Workshop Length: This Phlebotomy Workshop consists of about 48 hours in total (32 hours of prepapatory home study and 8-16 hours of class/room clinical 1-2 days)

Workshop Schedule: Please review schedule page (All workshops are Saturday & Sunday-from 10am-6pm)

Pervious/old Workshop Pricing:
The Phlebotomy Continuing Education & Certification Workshop is no longer $699 plus the $150 fee for registration. Total $849

New Workshop Pricing:
Phlebotomy Continuing Education Workshop:
Free (The workshop is free)

Fees associated with the free workshop are as followed:
Non- Refundable Registration Fee:$150 required for all participants you can pay the registration fee online or by mail. (note this registration fee only reserves your seat the remaining balance of $399 is due prior to starting the workshop)
National Certitication Exam & Training Material: $399: includes, handouts, study materials, disposable lab coat, and clinical training supplies. Due the 1st day of the workshop. You also have the option to pay the full $399 at the time of online registration

1-2 Day Hands-on Phlebotomy Workshop & Certification Workshop Nation Wide 

 

National Medical Certification Association (NMCA)’s Continuing Education Phlebotomy Certification Workshop designed for healthcare professionals is unique from all other phlebotomy training programs, because instead of requiring you to do weeks and months of training, we give you all the knowledge and skills you need in just a few days. Unlike other phlebotomy training programs who only have you practice on a phlebotomy training aid, we not only have you practice on a training aid to build up your confidence, but we also provide you with opportunity to do a live stick on a real person. Live “sticks” will be done in the class. These sticks include venipunctures and capillary sticks, and 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.You are not required to complete a clinical externship.  Our training program is built to combine the classroom and clinical experience in one. We offer the opportunity for our students to return, for the life of our program to get any additional practice wanted, for free.

The online preparatory reading session

Upon registration, you will receive a link from an outside vendor to download the 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. NMCA 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

Continuing eucation and certification programs 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 drawing blood on a training aid and then practice drawing blood 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.

Goals & Purpose of the Phlebotomy Certification Program:

Qualified Participants will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Through lecture and lab experiences, students will receive training in infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper labeling of specimens, and quality assurance. Students will be taught specimen handling, processing and accessioning. Upon successful completion of the continuing education certification program the student will qualify to sit for the NHCWA Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT ) exam the last day of the training. The certification exam is included in the cost and scope of the certification program. This program is offered only for qualified healthcare professionals. Please see requirements page for details.

This phlebotomy certification program is ideal for any qualified healthcare professional looking to enhance their skills from previous training and improve their career by becoming certified as a Phlebotomy Technician. The training combines classroom instruction with hands-on training to help you develop the highly technical skill of intravenous blood withdrawal. The program consist of theory providing the competencies required by the board for Certified Healthcare Professionals. The program will also include lab (hands on training) and successful venipuncture’s are required. The National examination must be taken and each adult learner must receive a passing score of 70% before receiving certification from NCCMEA, NHCWA or NPCTA Certification Board.

A Phlebotomy Technician (Phlebotomist) is an integral member of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples from patients by venipuncture or microtechniques. The Phlebotomy Technician facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens, and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical laboratory. The need to assure quality and patient safety mandates strict professional behavior and standards of practice for Phlebotomists.
 

Nature of the Work

The primary function of a Phlebotomy Technician is to obtain patient blood specimens by venipuncture or microtechniques. The Phlebotomy Technician aids in the collection and transportation of other laboratory specimens, and may be involved with patient data entry. A Phlebotomy Technician also draws blood for transfusions, donations and research. Phlebotomy Technicians must like challenge and responsibility. They must be accurate, work well under pressure and communicate effectively. They must be able to deal with patients and be able to calm patients. Safety is key and all safety precautions must be taken to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases. Duties differ by doctor office, hospital and laboratory but may include:

Drawing blood from patients or donors in hospitals, blood banks, clinics, doctor offices, laboratories or similar facility for medical purposes
Assembles equipment (such as needles, blood collection devices, gauze, tourniquet, cotton, and alcohol)
Verifies or records identity of patient or donor
Converses with patients to allay fear of procedure
Applies tourniquet to arm, locates vein, swabs area with disinfectant, and inserts needle into vein to draw blood into collection tube. (May also prick finger instead of inserting needle.)
Labels and stores blood container for processing
May conduct interview, take vital signs and test blood samples to screen donors at a blood bank
Be able to analyze information and make appropriate recommendations

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, participants will be able to:

  • Explain basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system.
  • Explain the role of the phlebotomy technician in the health care delivery system.
  • Define “standard precautions” and apply its principles to all procedures.
  • Practice the use of medical terminology relating to the circulatory system.
  • List methods of client and specimen identification.
  • Describe proper bedside manner and how to prepare the client for venipuncture collection.
  • Identify locations on the human body appropriate for venipuncture collection.
  • List the different colors used to code blood specimens and what they stand for.
  • Perform venipuncture by sterile needle and syringe, butterfly or the vacuum method.
  • Demonstrate how to dispense blood into tubes following syringe collection.
  • Perform skin punctures to obtain capillary blood specimens.
  • Outline post-puncture care of the client.
  • Prepare blood specimens for the laboratory.
  • List potential pre-analytical sources of specimen error.
  • Explain the potential risks and complications of the venipuncture procedure.
  • Describe the role of quality assurance in the practice of phlebotomy.
  • Discuss the scope of practice of the Certified Phlebotomy Technician

The following areas will be covered in the Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program

  •  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
  •  Phlebotomy Technician Skills
  • Performing live blood draws
  • Laboratory personnel and responsibilities
  • Analytical errors/complications/terminology
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Phlebotomy Technician
  • General Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Vital signs
  • Patient interaction communication

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.
Option 1.

32 hour hands – on phlebotomy class schedule *Please check the schedule and location page for upcoming classes

Accelerated 1- week class M,T,W,TH,FR, Sat 9am-2pm
Daytime – 9am to 1pm -Tuesdays & Thursdays – 8 classes total*
Evening – 6pm to 10pm – Mondays & Wednesdays – 8 classes total*
Weekend – 8am to 4:30pm – Saturdays – 4 classes total

Option 2.

1-Day phlebotomy workshop schedule *Please check the schedule and location page for upcoming classes

Healthcare Professionals who prefer a classroom style workshop with the hands-on “see and do method” from a Certified instructor.  This Phlebotomy continuing education activity and certification workshop for healthcare professionals can be completed in 1-day participants will receive 10 hours of ceu credit. Preparatory reading will be provided 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

Schedule

AGENDA:

Day one

8:00 – 10:00 Phlebotomy Technician Skills
Specimen collection
Venipuncture procedures
Capillary sticks

  • 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
  • Live Blood Draws
  • Laboratory personnel and responsibilities
  • Analytical errors/complications/terminology
  • 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm Phlebotomy Technician Skills
  • Performing live blood draws
  • Laboratory personnel and responsibilities
  • Analytical errors/complications/terminology
  • 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Break
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm Roles and Responsibilities of a Phlebotomy Technician
  • General Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Patient interaction communication
  • National Exam

Day two: (Optional)
*Healthcare Workers Bridge Program
Bridge Program for those who are already working in the field and need National Certification only 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.

Phlebotomy

Workshop Details

Fees  Phlebotomy Training Free

Non-refundable registration fee: $150

Workshop Cost: Free

Certification Exam Fee: $199

Supplies & study material:$200

Total Cost: $399

Class Length: 2 days

Education Requirements

Schedule

 

 

NOTE: This $150 registration fee only reserves a seat and is not deducted from the  remaining balance due prior to starting the class.