ECC13-IOF Posts Descriptive Article On How To Become A Phlebotomist

Dallas-based ECC13-IOF offers a comprehensive description of various career choices, including how to become a phlebotomist. The article describes the training and components of the career, as well as earnings expectations.

ECC13-IOF and Miley Shark, CEO, are pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive descriptive article on the topic of how to become a phlebotomist. A Phlebotomist will potentially require varied amounts of training, depending on the certification requirements of the particular state of employment. A phlebotomy career enables the professional to work with a wide variety of medical professionals performing blood draws at blood banks, hospitals, and other healthcare sites. The phlebotomist might travel to the home of a client to collect blood samples from life insurance applicants.

Phlebotomy training programs typically take a year or less to complete. There are variations which depend upon the school, program and whether or not the student pursues certification. Some states will have additional certification requirements. The training program can require as few as eight weeks or as long as nine months to complete. There are vocational school programs which can usually be completed more quickly, while a community college course will take longer. The best courses require completion of both clinical and instructional hours.

In addition to the formal training and clinical knowledge, the phlebotomist must have compassion and understanding to deal with a patient's fear and anxiety about needles. Precision and accuracy are necessary to successfully insert the needle into the vein with the first attempt. The blood must be drawn in the correct amount for multiple tests. The samples must be correctly labeled, tracked and entering it into a database.

To become a phlebotomist, the student must finish high school and be accepted into a post-secondary training program. A training program includes modules of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. Lab work and in-class learning are important components. Accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Lab Sciences should be selected for the training school. Even in states which do not require certification, the wise choice is to pursue certification voluntarily.

Contact Info:
Name: Miley Shark, CEO
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Organization: ECC13-IOF
Address: 2323 Victory Avenue, Dallas TX 75219
Phone: (682) 710-1329

Release ID: 221563