Certified Phlebotomy Technician(CPT)

Program Description

With the recent invasion of managed care services, as well as a reduction in hospital stays and inpatient surgery, the traffic in physician’s offices clinics, and 24-hour emergency facilities has become more and more active. This has resulted in a larger, more specialized ancillary staff in these facilities. In addition, with the time constraints facing many Americans today, it is important that the medical offices visited have well-trained, efficient staff in their presence. With this in mind, AVTECH, Inc. has developed a 200-hour phlebotomy program comprised of two basic areas of training. In the medical terminology component, the student will have an introduction to medical terminology (including word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and etc. relative to the healthcare field) and will learn the structure, physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system.

The second component, The Phlebotomy Program, teaches the student what he/she will need to know to be a phlebotomist in a physician’s office, clinic, hospital, or any other health care related office where a phlebotomy technician would be employed
This 200-hour program is an entry-level position for an individual who is seeking employment in the medical field but is not interested in the more technical skills that would apply to a medical assistant position. Upon completion of this program, students will possess skills necessary for employment in the medical office (physician’s office, emergency medical facility, clinic, etc.) as a phlebotomist. Students will also possess a working knowledge of medical terminology, including prefixes, suffixes, and word roots along with drawing blood specimens and proper handling of laboratory substances.

Course Description

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to

  • Explain basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
  • Define “standard precautions” and apply it’s principles to all procedures
  • Practice the use of medical terminology relating to the circulatory system

  • List methods of client and specimen identification
  • Describe proper bedside manner and how to prepare the client for venipuncture collection
  • Identify locations on the human body appropriate for venipuncture collection

  • List the different colors used to code blood specimens and what they stand for
  • Perform venipuncture by sterile needle and syringe, butterfly or the vacuum method
  • Demonstrate how to dispense blood into tubes following syringe collection

  • Perform skin punctures to obtain capillary blood specimens
  • Outline post-puncture care of the client
  • Prepare blood specimens for the laboratory

  • List potential pre-analytical sources of specimen error
  • Explain the potential risks and complications of the venipuncture procedure
  • Describe the role of quality assurance in the practice of phlebotomy
  • Discuss the scope of practice of the Certified Phlebotomy Technician

The minimum Requirements are as follows:

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicants must have a High school diploma or GED
  • Satisfy a background check

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