As a NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician, a person has necessary skills to perform venipuncture, skin puncture and specimen processing. Each course consists of theoretical lectures and practical classes on the best of the equipment.
Phlebotomy Technicians work in hospitals, physician offices, group practices, independent laboratories, health maintenance organizations, and public facilities. Duties of a phlebotomy technician may include drawing blood, preparing specimens for storage or testing, assembling equipment and verifying patient’s records.
A phlebotomist may also interview and screen donors at a blood bank.
As part of Phlebotomy training, Students will learn to
- Venipuncture – blood draw
- Dermal puncture
- Order of draw
- Test tubes, additives and tests
- Safety – hazards, infection control, precaution, isolation