Do you want to be a part of the healthcare industry? Have you considered Phlebotomy training? Phlebotomy technicians play a valuable role in healthcare and patient care. Phlebotomists are responsible for collecting blood samples from patients and preparing the specimens for analysis.
Blood specimens are an important tool in patient care, because they help doctors to diagnose and treat patients’ medical conditions.
How do you become a phlebotomist? The Harris School offers a Phlebotomy Technician training program that trains students for this career. No prior experience is necessary. In our program, you not only learn the proper techniques and methods for drawing blood, but you will also learn human anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.
If you want to be a phlebotomist, getting certified is something you may want to consider. After completing the program at Harris, you may want to take the Phlebotomy Technician certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Having a certification as a phlebotomy technician is a good way to show prospective employers that you have the technical skills and the professional commitment needed for the job.
If you are thinking about becoming a phlebotomy technician, the program at the Harris School may be a good fit for you.
All in a Day’s Work
Phlebotomy is more than just drawing a patient’s blood. As a phlebotomy technician, you might:
- Assess patients to make sure they are able to undergo the blood draw procedure
- Prepare equipment, such as needles, gauze, and tourniquet
- Help to calm patients if they are nervous
- Draw blood from patients using basic phlebotomy procedures
- Label and store the blood collection tubes for processing
- Answer patients’ questions
- Maintain and update patient records
- Follow steps for getting specimens ready for testing
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