The Phlebotomy Technician Profession
The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO’s, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease. Current healthcare industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2022.
The Phlebotomy Technician Program
The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares students to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Also includes terminology, blood collection procedures, order of draw and other engaging topics. Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider!This course covers the following key areas and topics
Phlebotomy Technician Detailed Course Information:
Each lesson has a prescribed, detailed checklist of activities for successful completion of the lesson. This includes lesson objectives, readings, and recommended assignments. Although assignments are optional, the instructor will grade and provide feedback on submitted assignments.
The Phlebotomy Technician program is divided into four main content modules. Each module contains one or more lesson presentations to view. These lesson presentations are the “lectures” which, along with the textbook readings and resources, will help you learn the material. The lesson presentations aim to address a variety of learning styles and preferences using text, audio, video, etc. Each lesson contains at least one Check Your Understanding interactive self-assessment that will help you gauge your comprehension of that lesson’s content. Many lessons include supplemental resources such as games, animations, videos, and interactive activities. Using these additional materials will deepen your understanding of the content. Each module has a Module test (the last Module concludes with a Final Exam for all students).
Module 1 – Overview and Safety in Phlebotomy Procedures
Module 2 – Overview of Medical Terminology, Anatomy, and Physiology
Module 3 – Phlebotomy Specimen Collection Procedures
Module 4 – Point-of-Care Testing and Special Procedures
Note: This program can be completed in 4 months. However, students will have online access to this program for a 24-month period.
Education and National Certifications
Upon successful completion of this Auburn University program, students would be eligible to sit for the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exam and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exams.Students who complete this program at Auburn University will be prepared and are eligible to sit for these national certification exams.Students who complete this program can and do sit for the ASPT or the NHA national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so. Auburn University will work with each student to determine which national certification exam works best with each particular student and register the student for that exam. Note: This Phlebotomy Technician program is NOT available in the State of California.
Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum
Although not a requirement of this program, once students complete the Phlebotomy Technician program they have the ability to participate in a clinical externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of Phlebotomy Technician. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in a hospital, physicians practice, clinic and/or with other healthcare organizations. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed in a healthcare organization near their location. Auburn University works with national healthcare organizations and has the ability to place students in clinical externship opportunities nationwide.
Note: No refunds can be issued after the start date published in your Financial Award document.