6 Week Certificate Program: Lexington Campus Only
What is a Phlebotomy Technician?
Students who earn their Phlebotomy Certification will be prepared to collect blood for donations or testing by way of venipuncture or skin puncture.
What does a Phlebotomy Technician do?
Through our ABHES Accredited Phlebotomy Training Program, students will learn the skills needed to draw blood that can be used for multiple laboratory tests. Drawing blood is the phlebotomist’s primary responsibility, but during the accelerated 6-week program you will also learn to perform the following:
• Assemble and maintain medical instruments
• Properly sanitize all equipment before each use; maintain a clean lab
• Communicate a clear explanation of procedures to patients and donors
• Accurately label, provide storage and carefully transport blood collections
• Collect patient information for data entry
• Observe and follow strict safety protocols to avoid contamination or direct contact with blood
Where do Phlebotomy Technicians work?
Phlebotomy classes at MedQuest will prepare each Phlebotomy Technician to fulfill the requirements of several healthcare facilities.
• Hospitals (state, local and private)
• Medical & Diagnostic Laboratories
• Ambulatory Healthcare Services
• Physicians Office
• Outpatient Care Centers
Most Phlebotomy Technicians work full time finding employment during day and evening hours. Travel could be an option for several healthcare providers.
Career Services at MedQuest College
Our Career Services Director provides assistance to graduating students and alumni that include instruction in resume writing, preparation of cover letters, interviewing techniques and networking skills. The college provides job placement assistance for its graduates. Alumni in good standing may continue to use any and all placement resources indefinitely at no charge.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVEThe Phlebotomy course is designed to prepare students with the training and knowledge required to comprehend and apply technical and clinical skills necessary to perform phlebotomy procedures in both clinical settings as well as laboratory settings. Course objectives include the history of phlebotomy, defining the phlebotomist’s role in health care, OSHA and CLIA standards, medical asepsis techniques, basic human anatomy and medical terminology specific to the lab setting. The course also includes infection control, all aspects of blood collection, equipment, and possible complications. The student will have hands-on experiences and practice how to collect, prepare, test and report specimens through venipuncture and capillary techniques.
MedQuest College has provided high-quality instruction to students in Kentucky and Indiana since 1999. By providing Southern Indiana, Louisville and Lexington Kentucky, and surrounding areas with quality programs in medical assisting, dental assisting, diagnostic medical songoraphy and biomed equipment technician we are able to proudly say that MedQuest College has successfully employed hundreds of graduates in the medical fields. Our campuses are located in Louisville Ky and Lexington KY. We are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a nationally recognized accrediting body.
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