Before you get ahead of yourself you must understand that before you can earn your phlebotomy certification, you must first complete a phlebotomy training program that is nationally accredited and recognized by at least one of the handfuls of phlebotomy associations.
Not only will you be unable to obtain your certification without the completion of a training program, but more importantly, you won’t be able to find employment as all employers require at least the minimum number of training hours in conjunction with your certification. Simply put, if you want to work as a phlebotomist, you’ll need to enroll in a phlebotomy training program as soon as possible.
There are many different aspects of a training program that you will quickly become familiar with; the following should give you a pretty good idea of what you can expect in your courses.Traditionally, phlebotomists would have to document all of their work and blood samples on paper with some type of writing utensil but with the advancements in technology there is more and more computer use. This means that you, the phlebotomist in training, will have to learn how to properly document and track information using – you guessed it, a computer! Not to worry, you’ll be taught everything you need to know in your program.
Because you’ll be interacting with so many people on a daily basis, it is important that you not only follow technical safety and procedural protocol, but that you also treat your patients in a professional and courteous manner so you don’t run into any sort of on-the-job conflicts. More information about what you can expect in your training program is soon to come.