• Medical Training Institute of New York

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

Phlebotomy Technician program is designed to teach the knowledge in technical and procedural aspects of basic phlebotomy, including collection of blood specimens and venipuncture required to become a Phlebotomy technician. The Phlebotomy Technician program includes theory and hands-on instruction.

Overview

Phlebotomy Technician program at the Medical Training Institute of New York prepares students to collect blood for laboratory analysis. Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. The Phlebotomy Technician program is designed to teach the knowledge in technical and procedural aspects of basic phlebotomy, including collection of blood specimens and venipuncture required to become a Phlebotomy technician. The Phlebotomy Technician program includes theory and hands-on instruction.

The program will teach students the concepts of Introduction to Phlebotomy & Infection Control, Legal Issues in Healthcare, Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology, Phlebotomy Equipment & Supplies, Phlebotomy Procedures, and Phlebotomy Fundamental Essentials. This program is designed for leaner’s who want to advance their career or are interested in starting a career in the medical field to become a phlebotomy technician. This is a comprehensive 80-hour program.

This course prepares students to collect blood for laboratory analysis. Students learn medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, infection control safety, and communication and professionalism. Phlebotomy provides opportunities for students to perform routine vein punctures, routine capillary punctures, and special collection procedures. Phlebotomy technicians also perform glucose testing and specimen collection. A phlebotomist is a health care professional who has been specially trained to draw blood. The blood is used to test for conditions based on a physician’s orders, although it can also be used for a transfusion, for research, or a donation. Some common duties of phlebotomists include:

  • Greeting blood draw patients and explaining the process to them
  • Ensuring patients’ intake paperwork is correct and complete and that their identity is clear
  • Calming patients if they are nervous
  • For pediatric patients, preparing distractions, special toys, and smaller needles
  • In the case of geriatric patients, making sure all conditions are noted and necessary precautions have been undertaken
  • Sterilizing and organizing all equipment according to procedures and protocols
  • Conducting the blood draw
  • Following all special instructions on patients’ order forms
  • Labeling and properly storing the sample
  • Properly disposing of used needles and bandages
  • Making sure the patient has no adverse reactions
  • Inventorying equipment
  • Sterilizing and cleaning the area for the next patient

What Phlebotomists Do

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some of them explain their work to patients and provide assistance if patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn. Phlebotomists typically do the following:

  • Draw blood from patients and blood donors
  • Talk with patients and donors to help them feel less nervous about having their blood drawn
  • Verify a patient’s or donor’s identity to ensure proper labeling of the blood
  • Label the drawn blood for testing or processing
  • Enter patient information into a database
  • Assemble and maintain medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials
  • Keep work areas clean and sanitary

Phlebotomists primarily draw blood, which is then used for different kinds of medical laboratory testing. In medical and diagnostic laboratories, patient interaction is sometimes only with the phlebotomist. Because all blood samples look the same, phlebotomists must carefully identify and label the sample they have drawn and enter it into a database. Some phlebotomists draw blood for other purposes, such as at blood drives where people donate blood. In order to avoid causing infection or other complications, phlebotomists must keep their work area and instruments clean and sanitary.

Program Summary

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

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  • Phlebotomy: Past and Present and the Healthcare Setting Quality Assurance and Legal Issues
  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology: The Circulatory System
  • Infection Control, & Universal Precautions Safety, First Aid, and Personal Wellness
  • Blood Collection Equipment, Additives, and Order of Draw
  • Live Practice: Venipuncture Procedures: Practice on Mannequin
  • Pre-analytical Considerations
  • Capillary Puncture Equipment and Procedures Special Collections and Point-of-Care Testing: Practice on Mannequin & Live Practice
  • Arterial Puncture Procedures: Practice on Mannequin
  • Non-blood Specimens and Tests, Computers and Specimen Handling and Processing, Topics in Phlebotomy
  • Career Development Skills and Management Skills
  • Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam Preparation

WHO WILL BENEFIT

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Those Considering Nursing

If your goal is to become a nurse, starting out as a phlebotomist is a great opportunity to explore the nursing field. You'll get the chance to work alongside LPNs and RNs in a variety of healthcare settings, earning invaluable experience and skills along the way

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Aspiring Medical Professionals

Working as a phlebotomist gives many of us our first taste of working in the medical field. You might gain inspiration to continue that career path and get a more in-depth understanding of the medical world. It's okay to share this desire with your interviewer. It shows your dedication to the field and a willingness to learn

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Job Stability

Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

About 19,500 openings for phlebotomists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Employment Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork.

Blood analysis remains an essential function in medical laboratories and hospitals. Demand for phlebotomists will remain high as doctors and other healthcare professionals require bloodwork for analysis and diagnosis.

In addition to blood analysis, phlebotomists are necessary for blood collection, either at mobile blood centers or dedicated donation centers. These phlebotomists may be especially busy during a health emergency, which can correspond with heightened interest in blood donations.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Length of Curriculum: 80 Clock hours

The 80 clock hours of Certified Phlebotomy Technician consist of 50 hours Didactic, 25 hours Skills Lab Hours, 5 hours NHA Exam Prep

Program Type Learning Modality Hours
Phlebotomy Technician
  • Didactic
  • Skills Lab
  • NHA Exam Prep
  • 50
  • 25
  • 5
Total Hours 80

This course is also part of our Patient Care Technician program—consisting of Certified Nurse Assistant, EKG, and Phlebotomy—available for $2,600.

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Program Curriculum

Curriculum Summary

Program requirements:

In order to earn a Certificate of Completion, and take NHA Examination, Students must complete this material and skills material of Unit II and III prior to beginning internship, Students must thoughtfully complete all 6 Units, including satisfactory completion of Internship.

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Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION TO PHLEBOTOMY & INFECTION CONTROL

  • Introduction & Duties to Phlebotomy Technician
  • Occupational safety and health hazard administration OSHA
  • Healthcare safety hazards
  • Chain of infection
  • Modes of transmission
  • Breaking the chain of infection
  • Hand hygiene
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Standard precautions
  • What are blood borne pathogens
  • Laboratory Departments
  • Contact precautions
  • Droplet precautions
  • Airborne precautions
  • Types and functions of PPE
  • Selecting PPE
  • Order of donning and removing PPE
  • Post-exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  • Bloodborne pathogen standards
  • Describe the role of a phlebotomy technician
  • Identifying potentially infectious patients
  • Describe hazards faced by the workers
  • Describe standard precautions
  • Discuss and demonstrate the use of biohazard container in phlebotomy
  • Discuss and describe bloodborne pathogen standards
  • Identify special considerations in phlebotomy
  • Explain chain of infection
  • Discuss modes of infection transmission
  • Explain breaking of chain of infection
  • Demonstrate hand hygiene
  • Identify and demonstrate the personal protective equipment
  • Demonstrate the correct order of wearing personal protective equipment
  • Discuss post exposure to blood borne pathogens
Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

UNIT 2 LEGAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE

  • Civil law, Tort law
  • Negligence vs. malpractice
  • Basic elements of negligence
  • Types of damages
  • Criminal law, sources of laws, consent & its types, patient abuse & types
  • Patients' rights
  • American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Discuss negligence versus malpractice
  • Discuss the standard of care
  • Discuss the basics elements of negligence
  • Discuss and identify patients’ rights
  • Explain good Samaritan law
  • Explain scope of practice
  • Discuss and demonstrate patient consents and its types
  • Discuss American with disabilities act (ADA)
Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

UNIT 3 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

  • Vascular system
  • Human Blood & Connective Tissue
  • Formed Elements & Proportion of Blood
  • Red blood cell (RBC)
  • White blood cells (WBC)
  • Platelets
  • Blood plasma
  • Antibody and antigen
  • Blood vessels
  • Arterial system: Function & Structure
  • Vasodilation
  • Vasoconstriction
  • Venous system: Function & Structure
  • Capillaries: Function
  • Veins for phlebotomy
  • Human Anatomy: Introduction to:
    • » Heart
    • » Integumentary system
    • » Pulmonary System
    • » Skeleton System
    • » Nervous System
    • » Urinary System
    • » Digestive System
    • » Endocrine System
  • Discuss functions of human body systems
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THE MTI ADVANTAGE

  • Experience Faculty and Staff
  • 100% Medical and Healthcare Programs
  • State-of-the-Art Medical Equipment’s
  • State-of-the-Art Classrooms
  • All instructors are Practitioners in their field
  • Workshops to enter the Workforce
  • Guaranteed Internships/Externships (Hands on Training)
  • Affiliated with top Hospitals and clinics
  • Career Development Skill
  • Job placement Assistant

Total Program Cost:

Program Phlebotomy Technician
Hours 80
Registration Fee $50
Tuition $800
Books & Technology Fees $50
Clinical & Lab Fee $50
Uniform Fee $50.00
Total Program Cost $1,000

Fees

Registration Fee:

A non-refundable Registration Fee of $25 was charged during registration to reserve a seat

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Books & Technology Fees

Books and Technology Fee provide students with Online Learning Resources, the learning management system, eBooks, and the student portal.

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Uniform Fee

Uniform Fee provides students with school logo uniforms, including 3 sets of scrubs and one Lab coat.

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Tuition:

Tuition for the Phlebotomy Technician Program is $800, and a total cost of $1,000 for the entire program, with tuition payments due as follows, and the non-tuition fees, are non-refundable once classes have begun

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Schedule of Sessions

9:00AM- 12:00PM

Morning Classes

The day program will be

4 hours per day Monday- Friday.

20 hours per week for approximately 4 weeks.

6:00 PM- 10:00PM

Evening Schedule

The Evening program will be

4 hours per day Monday- Friday.

20 hours per week for approximately 4 weeks.

10:AM- 3:00PM

Weekend Schedule

The weekend program will be

6 hours per day Saturdays and Sundays,

12 hours per week for approximately 6 weeks