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Introducing our new WEEKDAY advanced 5 week PHLEBOTOMY class!

        We now have a Monday and Wednesday phlebotomy class that is from 9am-1pm. 2 days a week, 4 hours a day for 5 weeks and you’re finished!!! Classes begin February 15th 2016. Click to here today to register as seating is limited.

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Phlebotomists

        Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. Phlebotomists collect blood primarily by performing venipunctures, .Blood may be collected from infants by means of a heel stick. The duties of a phlebotomist may include properly identifying the patient, interpreting the tests requested on the requisition, drawing blood into the correct tubes with the proper additives, accurately explaining the procedure to the patients, preparing patients accordingly, practicing the required forms of asepsis, practicing standard and universal precautions, performing the skin/vein puncture, withdrawing blood into containers or tubes, restoring hemostasis of the puncture site, instructing patients on post-puncture care, ordering tests per the doctor’s requisition, affixing tubes with electronically printed labels, and delivering specimens to a laboratory.

FYI

        Career Outlook According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform blood work.

Fun Info

        Phlebotomy is an extremely old practice that has been traced back to ancient Roman and Greek cultures, as well as the Egyptian civilization. During ancient times, removing blood from the body was not a science, but used as a way to rid the body of illness or “evil spirits”. Draining blood was considered a way to successfully cure the body of what was ailing it and was generally performed using a lancet.