Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

You Will Learn How To

  • Define phlebotomy and understand the role of phlebotomist
  • Identify types and structures of blood vessels
  • Describe guidelines for patient relations
  • Describe safety procedures including standard precautions and OSHA exposure control plan standards
  • Perform a routine blood collection by both venipuncture and skin puncture
  • Perform collections
  • Prepare and centrifuge samples

Who Should Attend

Students who are interested in pursuing a career as a Phlebotomy Technician. This Course also prepares you for the NHA’s “Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)” exam.


Phlebotomy is the practice of opening a vein by incision or puncture to remove blood as a therapeutic treatment.


Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Phlebotomy – defining and understanding the role of a phlebotomist
  • Medical Asepsis and Infection Control
  • Identifying types and structures of blood vessels
  • Describing guidelines for patient relations
  • Current Guidelines from Center for Disease control
  • Assembly of equipment such as needles, blood collection, devices, gauze, tourniquet, cotton, and alcohol
  • Patient preparation
  • Routine procedures
  • Methods of drawing blood from patients or donors in hospitals, blood banks, clinics, doctor’s offices, laboratories or similar facility for medical purposes
  • Verification or identification of patient or donor
  • Anticoagulants and the type of tests
  • Arterial Procedures
  • Performing a routine blood collection by both venipuncture and skin puncture
  • Performing a collection by syringe
  • Labeling the collected sample
  • Storing and preparing a sample for transportation
  • Preparing and centrifuging samples
  • Quality Control and Assurance

Exams Prepared for

“Certified Phlebotomy Technician” by National Healthcareer Association