Phlebotomy training course offered
Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:00 pm
Anyone interested in training to become a phlebotomy technician is encouraged to complete a 90-hour course offered through the University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies.
The course will meet from 6-9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, March 12-May 21 on the UT Martin main campus. Class will also meet from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on March 24, April 21 and May 12.
Participants will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and will develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures safely.
Classroom and lab work includes basic anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures and hands-on practice with specimen. Students will also be exposed to medical terminology and techniques for proper puncture methods.
Phlebotomy technician certification is available through the National Healthcare Association. The NHA Certification Exam is given at the end of the course. NHA is accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
The course registration fee is $1,599, which includes all textbooks and supplies. The exam is an additional $105 paid directly to NHA. For more information or to register, contact ECOS at 881-7082.