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Phlebotomists are an important part of any laboratory setting. Oftentimes, they are the only member of the laboratory team that makes contact with a patient.
Typically, phlebotomy technicians are responsible for:
Explaining procedures to patients Drawing blood specimens Applying appropriate pressure or bandages after blood is drawn Processing specimens for testing Updating patient records Preparing stains and reagents Collecting various laboratory specimens Cleaning and sterilizing equipment Sending blood, urine and fecal samples to the lab for testing
Phlebotomy technicians must like challenge and responsibility. They must also be accurate, work well under pressure and communicate effectively. Because they work directly with patients, they must notice and relay any important information gained during interactions to doctors, nurses and laboratory professionals. Phlebotomists must also be able to utilize fine motor skills by working with small objects and having steady hands.
Phlebotomy technicians work in hospitals, laboratories, physician's offices, donation facilities and other health care settings where blood is taken and analyzed. Some technicians even travel to patients who are homebound. Much work time is spent standing and walking. They must be comfortable both in the clinical laboratory setting, as well as interacting with patients who are often stressed by the procedure.
At Matrix Medical Training Center, we strive to provide a setting and atmosphere of professionalism and confidence in each student. Our program makes each student eligible for certification through the National Healthcareer Association - offering quality certification and continuing education services which have gained recognition and meet the mark of approval.
The Phlebotomy Technician program consists of 80 clock-hours of comprehensive classroom and hands-on training – 60 hours classroom and 20 hours of hands-on practicum time. Phlebotomy Technicians draw blood from patients or donors in hospitals, blood banks, outpatient drawing facilities, physician’s offices, or similar facilities for analysis or other medical purposes.
Completion of this program makes each student eligible to challenge the National HealthCareer Association certification exam in Phlebotomy. This agency is a nationally recognized certification program. To sit for the CPT exam, students must pay an additional $115 at the time of exam registration (after course completion) through the NHA. Students will be given a candidate handbook for the registration and exam upon course completion and will pay for and schedule this service after that time.
The total course cost for the Phlebotomy Technician course includes a textbook, supplemental learning tools, all equipment required to complete the hands-on course work and CPR certification for healthcare providers (BLS).
TOTAL TUITION FOR THE PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN COURSE = $995
In order to reserve your spot in one of our classes, a tuition deposit (or payment in full) is required. Seats cannot be reserved by simply completing our enrollment agreement. This is based on the demand for the classes and is the best way to be fair to all potential students. You will also need to present OFFICIAL high school transcripts or an OFFICIAL GED scorecard at registration.
You may come to our office and complete the enrollment agreement, along with your initial payment, and begin the processes in person
You can print an enrollment agreement off our website and complete it prior to arriving at our office, to expedite your visit. Then, come to our office to place your deposit and begin your student file and enrollment process
You can make your initial deposit (or payment in full) right here on our website (credit card required) and either bring a completed enrollment agreement to our office on or before the first day of class or you can fill one out at our office when you arrive.