Certified Phlebotomy Technician I
Phlebotomists are primarily responsible for the collection of blood specimens using standard phlebotomy techniques. Other duties include record checks, record keeping, verification of patient identification, specimen processing, and instructing patients on the collection of other specimens such as urine, stool, and sputum. The phlebotomist must have the skills to perform routine, non-routine, and the most difficult blood draws. They must be able to determine the appropriate collection supplies and equipment for specific laboratory tests and alter collection techniques for different laboratory tests. They must understand how the laboratory works and the important role of collection technique in laboratory testing results.
Therefore, phlebotomists are required to have extensive knowledge in the patience’s Bill of Rights, HIPPA compliance, patient based service care, and communication skills.
Upon successful completion of the program, including the completion of an approved national written examination which is given at our local campuses, the students will have met all of California’s requirements to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I.
Our California approved “Basic” Phlebotomy programs includes 48 hours of lecture at our local campuses and 40 hours of practical experience at nearby clinical training sites. Students must complete 50 venipunctures, 10 capillary punctures, and observation of two arterial punctures. The Program length for the “Advanced” students is three weeks of lecture without an externship.
Basic Phlebotomy: This section covers the laboratory environment, anatomy, safety and infection control, phlebotomy equipment, and the phlebotomy procedure.
Advanced Phlebotomy: This section covers variations influencing the collection of blood, complications requiring alternative procedures, sources of preanalytical errors, communication concepts, and legal issues.
Phlebotomy Externship: This section allows the student to apply the concepts and skills they learned in class on real patients and to become familiar with the paperwork and record keeping adopted by the facility they are working in.
Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
Applicants are required to have either a:
- High School diploma/transcript, or
- General Education Diploma (GED), or
- A foreign transcript translated and evaluated.
A prospective student will meet one of our admissions representatives who will asses the student's qualification and conduct a physical tour of the facilities.
For More Information, contact the campus near you.
Torrance Location Tel: (310)532-5133
Ontario Location Tel: (909)390-0150
Victorville Tel: (760)952-2121
Temecula Tel: (951)695-5045