Phlebotomy for Medical Professionals
Our 1 day phlebotomy training workshop is for licensed Certified Nursing Assistants, Nurses, Medical Assistants, EMTs and Phlebotomists in primary care, the community, hospitals and/or nursing homes. The course includes a practical session and is designed to provide you with both theory and practice. Our phlebotomy training course will give you the confidence and the competence to take blood samples safely and reliably.
Healthcare professions who hold active licenses and complete our Phlebotomy Workshop may be eligible to take the phlebotomy certifcation examination and receive a national certification. See additional terms below.*
Phlebotomy Workshop Schedule:
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Phlebotomy Course Content:
-Background: the importance of training and competence
-Supervision and practice
-Scope and responsibilities
-Professional and legal issues
-What is Phlebotomy?
-Needles and patient safety
-Blood collection systems and devices
-Anatomy and physiology
-Vein assessment and selection:
-Identification of veins
-Unacceptable sites for venous collection
-Specimen collection procedures
-Post phlebotomy: specimen handling
-Personal protective equipment
-Needle stick injuries
-Potential complications (including infection control)
-Practical application – techniques and troubleshooting
Who should attend?
-Nurses requiring refresher training
-Certified Nursing Assistants
-Emergency Medical Technicians
1) High School Diploma or GED
2) Healthcare Experience/ Professional License
3) Current CPR or BLS certification
4) Blood borne pathogens (BBP) training
If you are not certified in BBP, we can train you on the morning prior to class at 8:30 AM. Please pay for your BBP class when registering, if needed.
*Note: Certification as a phlebotomist is not required in Florida. However, if you desire to become certified, the cost of the examination for National Phlebotomy certification is an additional $135. You will need proof of 50 successful venipunctures in order to take the national examination. You will not meet this requirement in a 1 day class. Therefore, we highly recommend that only actively working medical professionals, who can perform venipunctures on-the-job, take our course.
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