The discipline of phlebotomy has seen considerable growth in recent years. The pandemic exposed more than a few of our healthcare systems weaknesses, with one of them being the dearth of Phlebotomists and technicians when they were of critical importance (i.e. in administering vaccines and taking blood samples for tests).
Given that phlebotomists form a focal point within the medical process, bridging the gap between practitioner and patient by providing them with critical information garnered from the appropriate handling and processing of blood samples.
To ensure that tomorrow’s medical professionals are well-versed in the rules of procedure and standard practices that come with the territory, Phlebotomy Career Training now announces a broadening of the scope of its Phlebotomy program, increasing the overall course length from 70 to 170 hours.
The course now provides a more in-depth look at the field of phlebotomy as a whole and serves as a standalone preparatory course for aspiring phlebotomists from around the country. Students will now be provided with a more detailed knowledge of patient assessment and care, record keeping, specimen handling, and more prep for skin punctures, venipunctures, and arterial blood draws.
Phlebotomy Career Training is engaged in more than just providing quality education to its trainees. Prospective practitioners will also find assistance in completing the practical requirements of their certification, which may vary from state to state. They can benefit from PCT’s connections to various healthcare providers and hospitals and complete their requisite blood draws at several locations.
Students who have completed their training with PCT are eligible to sit for some national exams. These include the NAPTP, NCCT, NHA, AMCA, ASCP and AMT exams. However, the individual requirements of each of these exams may vary, and we would advise students to be proactive in researching the practical experience required for the exam they intend to pursue. If students opt for the NAPTP exam, they can waive their first attempt’s fee, courtesy of PCT. Students who pay for the Phlebotomy course are also given access to two supplementary courses free of charge; infection control and hazardous materials handling course, and a clinical laboratory technician certification.
Through partnerships with organizations like the American Red Cross and Castle Branch, PCT can also provide students with the opportunity to complete externships at many sites throughout the state so that they can complete the required on-the-ground training associated with a phlebotomy certification.
If you’d like to know more about the different kinds of courses offered by Phlebotomy Career Training, click here to visit their website. If you have further questions about the written exam or your potential career as a phlebotomist, feel free to contact NAPTP to learn more.