Are you interested in the medical field? Did you know that drawing patients’ blood for blood tests is an essential part of patient care? If you want to play a vital role in the healthcare field, you may want to consider becoming a phlebotomist.
Phlebotomists are responsible for drawing blood from patients and preparing the blood samples for analysis. But phlebotomy is more than just drawing blood. It involves other skills, such as understanding human anatomy, administering the samples using the proper methods, and reassuring patients who are nervous about blood draws.
Blood draws are an essential diagnostic tool for managing patient care, and phlebotomists perform an
important role in the healthcare field, both in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Successful completion of this program prepares students to take the Phlebotomy Technician certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Getting certified by the NHA lets employers know that you are competent in your technical skills and serious about your career.
If you are interested in being a vital part of today’s healthcare industry, then Branford Hall’s Phlebotomy Technician program may be right for you.
A Day in the Life
As a phlebotomist, you will be responsible for the procedures surrounding blood draws. On a typical day, you might:
Perform blood draws/basic phlebotomy procedures
Evaluate patients to see if they will be able to withstand venipuncture
Explain the blood draw procedure to patients and answer questions
Reassure patients who are nervous about blood draws
Conduct point-of-care testing, such a blood glucose levels
Prepare specimens for testing, such as blood, urine, and other body fluids
Update patients’ records
Phlebotomy Technician as a Career
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Phlebotomy Technician Curriculum
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