MCA has carefully developed this course curriculum overtime by professional, certified instructors with a wealth of clinical experience. We have strictly followed guidelines that have been set forth by the National Health Career Association.
Classes are conducted 1 day per week, 9am – 1pm for 9 consecutive weeks. The course is divided into a theory component and a practicum component. In the first half of the course, students will learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology as it pertains to phlebotomists, professionalism and communications skills. Safety, infection control, blood collection procedures as well as specimen processing and special collection procedures.
- Medical Ethics/Patient Rights
- Phlebotomist Duties and Responsibilities
- Professionalism/Code of Conduct/Communication Skills
- HIPPA/ Safety Regulations/Standards
- Medical Terminology/Anatomy of Primary Venipuncture Veins
- Blood Collection Systems/Vacutainers, Needles, Butterfly, Syringes
- Order of Draw/Additives/Blood Clotting Physiology
- Special Procedures/Difficult Draws/Geriatric Population
The Classroom Experience
Medical Career Academy Students will experience a multi-facetted exposure to phlebotomy, both in theory hours and in lab skill classes. Each student will be able to handle real, exact phlebotomy equipment and supplies during each lab skill session. They will be learning techniques and procedures as they practice on fellow students and lab assimilations equipment.
Reasons Why You Should Become a Phlebotomist
Very high job demand: as a phlebotomist you can work in many different contexts, dialysis, blood banking, plasma centers, hospitals, private labs, Dr. offices and medical centers, insurance companies and urgent care centers just to name a few.
Phlebotomist is usually the first person you will see in a medical situation after the MD or Nurse. Why?
The collections of blood are the first step in the journey to a patient’s diagnosis. It is an essential part of the medical process and an essential skill to possess. Doctors rely very heavily on phlebotomy to provide valuable clues to the right diagnoses.
Phlebotomist is considered essential to proper patient care and diagnoses.
Becoming a Phlebotomist is a pathway to become a valuable member of the medical team.
The average annual salary for a phlebotomist in 2015 was $32,770, and the projected growth for this field is close to 25 percent, with 28,100 new jobs to be filled through 2024, which is much faster than the average growth rate for all jobs.
Learn more career statistics about the benefits of becoming a phlebotomist here:
Bureau of Labor Statistics