Phlebotomy Technician Program & Certification Info
Phlebotomy Technician Training Course at Larock Healthcare Academy
Larock Healthcare Academy offers a hands-on approach to training students to become Phlebotomy Technicians. During this 58-clock hour program, students will practice with their classmates to learn the various phlebotomy techniques they will use daily in their new careers. Larock’s future Phlebotomy Technician graduates will practice a routine venipuncture with a straight needle and winged-infusion set, a dermal puncture and a blood draw using the syringe method on different types of people. Proper patient identification, the order of draw and special handling procedures are a few of the other topics of content covered in the Phlebotomy Technician class.
Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy Technician program, students will be given the option to test for a national certification awarded through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). Becoming a certified healthcare professional is strongly encouraged. Employment is not contingent upon it; however, it will make a new graduate more competitive in the phlebotomy job market.
Training in the Classroom
Larock Healthcare Academy educates its students enrolled in the Phlebotomy Technician program with a curriculum developed by our team of experienced instructors and educators. Instructor-led lectures are presented with Larock’s Phlebotomy PowerPoint presentations and supported by an award-winning textbook titled “Essential Phlebotomy.”
During lecture, students are provided with handouts, workbook exercises, homework and evaluated through various methods such as quizzes and tests. Typically, students spend the first 2-½ hours in lecture and the last 1-½ practicing phlebotomy – the act of inserting a needle into a vein – with their classmates in the Simulation and Skills Laboratory.
Training in the Simulation & Skills Laboratory
Instructors encourage students to begin developing and start practicing phlebotomy procedures beginning on the first day of the class. During the 1-½ hour lab session, students will work with one another in a patient to Phlebotomist role play to perform the procedure step-by-step until proficiency is achieved. Larock’s medical supplies and equipment meets and exceeds healthcare industry standards to ensure students are practicing with the same supplies they’ll use in their careers.
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Certification from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Graduates of Larock’s State-approved program will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) examination. This national certification opens the door to many different job opportunities as well as shows dedication and proficiency in the field of your choice.
Many Phlebotomy Technician graduates take Larock Healthcare Academy’s EKG/Cardiac Monitor Technician program, and ultimately the Patient Care Technician program enabling many diverse opportunities in the healthcare profession.