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Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program

Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program

NAHCEU College of Allied Health features the nations most reputable online health care certification training courses. NAHCEU Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program is a cost-effective and convenient opportunity for success driven individuals to excel within this allied health profession and to earn the essential credentials to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

After successful program completion, our students acquire the NAHCEU Phlebotomy Technician Certification and will be qualified to take the National Healthcareers Association's CPT National Certification exam. Your Undergraduate Phlebotomy Technician Certification will be a completed educational credential and earned academic credit towards an NAHCEU College of Health Science Associate or Bachelor degree program.

Phlebotomy is a skilled field of clinical practice primarily based around the collecting and proper handling of human specimens and plays a primary role in laboratory testing and patient care. Phlebotomist are health professionals who work under the direction of a physician or licensed health care professional. They collect blood and other specimens from patients and accurately catalog the specimens for specific lab test and to diagnose and monitor health conditions.

Before a specimen collected, it is the phlebotomist’s responsibility to confirm that all safety measures have been taken and the collection instruments and surroundings are sterile. Phlebotomists have extremely high potential to be exposed to blood borne diseases and contaminants. It is is extremely important they use caution and a high level of expertise in performing of their duties for their own safety and others that may be exposed to the fluid samples being collected.

Phlebotomists that work in a laboratory environment enforcing quality control and safety measures to prevent the contamination of samples during analysis. Phlebotomists who conduct home care visits will being responsible for transportation of fluid samples between the sample site and the laboratory. Phlebotomists on a hospital staff will also be required to train other phlebotomists in sample collection and follow up.

Duties
  • Draw blood from patients and blood donors
  • Talk with patients and donors so they are less nervous about having their blood drawn
  • Verify a patient or donor’s identity to ensure proper labeling
  • Label the drawn blood for testing or processing
  • Enter patient information into an onsite database
  • Assemble and maintain medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials
Quick Facts: Phlebotomists
2012 Median Pay $29,730 per year
The top 10% earn $42,600 per year
The lower 10% earn $21,340 per year
Number of Jobs, 2012 101,300
Job Outlook, 2012-22 27% (Much faster than the average)
Number of Jobs, 2022 128,400
Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program

Phlebotomy Technician Online Program

The NAHCEU Online learning platform is packed full of media-based activities and exercises including educational videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions and interactive activities with the same personalized attention and student-teacher interaction support as a tradition classroom-based education. It is the most intuitive user experience available today for any learning system and you can conveniently utilize it at your leisure 24 hours a day.

  • Immediate feedback and student instructor interaction with online assignments, quizzes and practice test and progress reports.
  • Students can access all their course materials, including the media-rich online textbook from any mobile phone or home computer.
  • Preparation for Certification and guidance to students by highlighting crucial content for the NHA (NCCA) and other certification examinations.
  • NAHCEU Online CPT Learning Platform with Ebook w/ Text Hard Copy.
  • Combines the right mix of rich functionality and intuitive ease of use to enable rapid and complete clinical and clerical documentation.
  • Concept Check-ups follow each topic and break down learning outcomes into manageable subject material with unlimited practice before exams and quizzes.
  • Focal Points and key term definitions appear in the margins throughout the text to spotlight critical data necessary to master end-of-chapter review quizzes.
Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program

Phlebotomy Technician Required Courses:

NAHCEU will accept transfer credit for traditional course work you have successfully completed as documented on an official transcript. Courses must be similar in nature to one of our undergraduate academic programs to receive transfer credit.
Course : Title
(3 Credits) This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and knowing the correct definitions of many medical terms:
  • standard prefixes
  • suffixes
  • word roots
  • rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
  • including spelling
  • word analysis
  • word building
  • pronunciation
These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :
  • muscle/joints
  • blood and lymphatic
  • nervous
  • integument
  • skeletal
  • respiratory
  • cardiovascular

(3 Credits) This course introduces students to human anatomy and physiology and focuses on the human body as a living, functioning, organism. The emphasis is on how tissues, organs, and body systems work together to carry out complex activities such as eating, learning, and responding to stress. As each of the bodys many parts is described, its interaction with other structures and its role in the organism are discussed.

Modules include biological organization in the human body, anatomical position of the human body, principal regions and cavities of the body, stages of a cells life cycle, functions of the skin, functions of the skeletal system, structure of muscle, central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system and structure and function of the main parts of the brain.

(6 Credits) This course introduces teaches the techniques required to safely obtain quality specimens. This course offers great emphasis on quality assessment and includes up-to-date information on safety equipment, phlebotomy techniques, laboratory information and identification systems, ethical and legal issues, medical terminology, body systems and related diagnostic laboratory tests. Routine procedures and their complications as well as specialized phlebotomy, quality control, infection control, equipment, and additional duties of the phlebotomist are all thoroughly discussed.

Modules include The Delivery of health care, Infection Control and Safety, Understanding Medical Terms and Abbreviations, Body Systems and Related, Laboratory Tests, The Cardiovascular System, Patient and Specimen Requirements, Blood Collection Equipment, Routine Blood Collection, Blood Specimen Handling, Special Phlebotomy Procedures, Quality Assurance, Waived Testing and Collection of Non-blood Specimens, Professionalism

(2 Credits) Continuing successful completion of this study course is going to require 90 hours of medical and clinical knowledge at an approved health care setting. Each student is required to work with NAHCEU's Career Center staff to locate an externship site. Begin your search now for the ideal NAHCEU sponsored externship and future job opportunities with NAHCEU's Career Center.
Certification

NAHCEU Phlebotomy Technician Diploma

NAHCEU Diploma tells your employer that you have receive the highest standards of education and credentials recognition and have met the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in your field. Our graduates receive the highest levels of continuing education and credentials recognition required to pursue jobs in the high demanding field of Phlebotomy. After program completion your Certification will be a stand-alone educational credential. It will also be an earned academic credit towards other certification or degree programs.

Certified Phlebotomy Technician CPT National Certification

Our advanced Phlebotomy Technician Program meets the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in your field. After successful completion of the program you will receive the NAHCEU Phlebotomy Technician Diploma and be eligible to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician Exam for National Certification.

NAHCEU is a training provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues certifications through National Health Career Association, Inc.

In order to qualify as a candidate for NAHCEU Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must obtain one of the following:

  • NAHCEU Certified Phlebotomy Technician CPT Diploma
  • Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Phlebotomy Technician Program or School.
  • Confirmed employment by a medical facility as a Phlebotomy Technician for a minimum of 2 years.
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

Phlebotomy Technician Careers

Most phlebotomists work full time. Some phlebotomists, particularly those who work in hospitals and labs, are expected to work on nights, weekends, and holidays.

There are many different settings for phlebotomist jobs. Some are within medical facilities, while others travel for various types of industries. Many companies require blood tests for job placement, or for insurance coverage, so phlebotomists have the option to travel to accommodate these needs. Others find jobs in testing centers, hospitals, or doctor's offices.

Prospects will be best for those with a Phlebotomy Technician certification.

The median annual wage for phlebotomists was $29,730 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,340, and the top 10 percent earned more than $42,600.

Most phlebotomists work full time. Some phlebotomists, particularly those who work in hospitals and labs, are expected to work on nights, weekends, and holidays.

*Indeed.com

Adapted in part from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Phlebotomists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm (visited July 30, 2014).

Phlebotomy Technician CPT Certification Training Program

We strive to be the best online educational experience for health care professionals by delivering the highest quality online health education at the most affordable tuition rates. Books, online course ware and all associated fees are included in the price of tuition.

All Tracks Online Learning Platform
Cost Per Credit $54
Number of Major Credits 14 credits
Total Tuition Cost $756.00

Tuition Compared To The Top Online Colleges

The highest quality standards of education comparable to the top online colleges. You pay significantly less per credit at NAHCEU.

Comparable Colleges Undergraduate Tuition Cost Per Credit
NAHCEU $63
Cost Per Credit Comparable Online Schools $250 - $609
October 31

2014 October Semester Start Date:
November 4, 2014
Enrollment Deadline:
October 31, 2014

November 14

2014 November Bi-Semester Start Date:
November 18, 2014
Enrollment Deadline:
November 14, 2014

January 2

2014 January Semester Start Date:
January 6, 2014
Enrollment Deadline:
January 2, 2015

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