- Instructor: Dr. Mohamed Abousetta
- Duration: 10 weeks
This is a more extensive course which provides one-on-one training. There are two classes per week, and it requires more time and dedication. In 10 weeks, you will be able to switch your career and join a new job as a skilled and well-trained phlebotomist. This course gives you an opportunity to learn to your maximum ability in the constant presence of a trainer. Also, we are offering internship with this course where you can polish your skills in a clinical environment before you land on your first job. So, this course prepares you to join a clinical space without any hesitation.
Why Start a Career as a Phlebotomist?
Healthcare is a basic need all over the world. With the increase in population and the emergence of new diseases, the requirement for healthcare services has increased all over the world. The US is a big country that promises to provide basic healthcare to its residents. For the purpose, new healthcare clinics, laboratories and other facilities are opening in all states on every coming day. For these reasons, the demand for trained healthcare professionals is never-ending.
The need for phlebotomists is increasing around the world in all kinds of healthcare setups. Blood specimens are important to perform investigations and reach a diagnosis in most diseases. It is a good career choice for those who want to excel and do a dynamic job. Working as a phlebotomist provides you with countless opportunities to excel.
What is the Job of a Phlebotomist?
A phlebotomist performs phlebotomy, also known as a venipuncture. In simple words, a phlebotomist draws a blood sample. It is a technical job and not every healthcare professional can perform it. That is why professional phlebotomists are needed to draw blood samples for investigations and other purposes.
What is the Scope of a Phlebotomist?
As mentioned earlier, the demand for trained phlebotomists is increasing all over the world. They are required in all type of medical centers, including hospitals, clinics and laboratories. This career option has a huge potential for growth.
Do you Receive a License?
Yes, you receive NHA certification. All of this hands-on practice is great preparation for the national certification exam, which tests graduates’ skill level and knowledge of the phlebotomy field. Students at Premier Health Academy spend a great deal of time preparing for the certification exam as they approach graduation, ensuring they have the knowledge and confidence to pass. Earning this certification is a critical step to beginning a successful phlebotomy career. It assures employers that applicants have the professionalism required for the position. The NHA certification is recognized all over the country (except California) and shows prospective employers that you have proven skills.
Following are the skills that you will be taught during this course.
- Capillary Puncture
- Urine Specimen Collection
- Proper Labelling of the Samples
- Proper Transport of the Samples
- OSHA Training Including Infectious Disease Response and Isolation Procedures
- Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
At the end of training classes, an exam will be held at Premier Health Academy. The students who will be able to pass this exam will be awarded a certificate by the National Health Association (NHA). You will be good to start your phlebotomy career after it!