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Did you know that the job market for a phlebotomist is one of the fastest growing industries out there, with a 20-30% growth predicted over the next ten years? 

Phlebotomy, also called blood draw or venipuncture, is the surgical practice of using a needle to take blood from a vein. A licensed phlebotomist can work in medical centers or blood drives, where they use their skills in phlebotomy to take blood from patients which are then sent to a laboratory.

This course is your first step towards becoming a certified phlebotomy technician. Whether you are an aspiring student or already a licensed phlebotomy technician, you can get the steps for how to provide a successful venipuncture attempt from start to finish. While this course will not provide you with a formal qualification to practice professionally, it is a great starting point.

Taught by former army nurse and medic Mark D. Ingram, you’ll learn the importance of your phlebotomy technique, how to greet patients, how to perfect your tourniquet, and step-by-step the process of drawing blood from a vein.

Start a career helping others with this online Introduction to Phlebotomy course.

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to safely perform a venipuncture from the antecubital region
  • How to perfect your technique to avoid blunders and accidents
  • How to greet clients and keep them comfortable
  • Different techniques for applying your tourniquet
  • How to anchor the vein and prepare the needle

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Getting Started

    • Course Introduction
    • Shadow Video

    Module 2: First Steps

    • First Step
    • Second Step

    Module 3: Tourniquet Technique

    • Tourniquet Technique I
    • Tourniquet Technique II

    Module 4: Getting Ready

    • Preparing the Material
    • Choosing the Place
    • Sanitization
    • Applying the Tourniquet
    • Anchoring the Vein
    • Preparing the Needle
    • Insertion Angle
    • Drawing Blood

    Module 5: Conclusion

    • Thank Your Patient
    • Ryan’s First Attempt
    • Goodbye and Thank You

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • Anyone who is interested in pursuing a career as a phlebotomist, but does not know where to start.
    • Medical candidates or entry level technicians, EMT's and/or nurses who need to learn how to obtain a blood specimen from the antecubital fossa region.

    Career path

    • Use this course as a first step to get knowledge on how phlebotomy works before pursuing a career as a phlebotomist, EMT, or Nurse.
    • If you are already a practicing medical professional, use this course to freshen up your skills in blood draw.

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    Disclaimer: By completing this course, you can receive an internationally recognized certificate of completion. However, this does not entitle students to use the certification as a licensed phlebotomist. The regulations for becoming certified in phlebotomy differ from country to country, so it is recommended that you research the requirements for your place of residence.

    Creator

    Mark D. Ingram is a high school educator in Texas who loves paying forward the benefits of thirty years of experience in nursing, teaching, and the Army to those interested in the medical field.

    Mark is an Army veteran who worked as a medic and nurse for six years, then as a licensed vocational nurse for 30 years. He has also worked as an ordained minister and high school teacher with a passion for service/teaching.

    Mark hopes that students will not only enjoy but truly grasp the various skills conveyed in this course as they strive to obtain proficiency within a medical field. He believes the main reason you are interested in this course is also why he likes teaching: to change the world with 'love' by entering a daunting career.

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    About

    Did you know that the job market for a phlebotomist is one of the fastest growing industries out there, with a 20-30% growth predicted over the next ten years? 

    Phlebotomy, also called blood draw or venipuncture, is the surgical practice of using a needle to take blood from a vein. A licensed phlebotomist can work in medical centers or blood drives, where they use their skills in phlebotomy to take blood from patients which are then sent to a laboratory.

    This course is your first step towards becoming a certified phlebotomy technician. Whether you are an aspiring student or already a licensed phlebotomy technician, you can get the steps for how to provide a successful venipuncture attempt from start to finish. While this course will not provide you with a formal qualification to practice professionally, it is a great starting point.

    Taught by former army nurse and medic Mark D. Ingram, you’ll learn the importance of your phlebotomy technique, how to greet patients, how to perfect your tourniquet, and step-by-step the process of drawing blood from a vein.

    Start a career helping others with this online Introduction to Phlebotomy course.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • How to safely perform a venipuncture from the antecubital region
    • How to perfect your technique to avoid blunders and accidents
    • How to greet clients and keep them comfortable
    • Different techniques for applying your tourniquet
    • How to anchor the vein and prepare the needle

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: Getting Started

      • Course Introduction
      • Shadow Video

      Module 2: First Steps

      • First Step
      • Second Step

      Module 3: Tourniquet Technique

      • Tourniquet Technique I
      • Tourniquet Technique II

      Module 4: Getting Ready

      • Preparing the Material
      • Choosing the Place
      • Sanitization
      • Applying the Tourniquet
      • Anchoring the Vein
      • Preparing the Needle
      • Insertion Angle
      • Drawing Blood

      Module 5: Conclusion

      • Thank Your Patient
      • Ryan’s First Attempt
      • Goodbye and Thank You

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      • Anyone who is interested in pursuing a career as a phlebotomist, but does not know where to start.
      • Medical candidates or entry level technicians, EMT's and/or nurses who need to learn how to obtain a blood specimen from the antecubital fossa region.

      Career path

      • Use this course as a first step to get knowledge on how phlebotomy works before pursuing a career as a phlebotomist, EMT, or Nurse.
      • If you are already a practicing medical professional, use this course to freshen up your skills in blood draw.

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

      Disclaimer: By completing this course, you can receive an internationally recognized certificate of completion. However, this does not entitle students to use the certification as a licensed phlebotomist. The regulations for becoming certified in phlebotomy differ from country to country, so it is recommended that you research the requirements for your place of residence.

      Creator

      Mark D. Ingram is a high school educator in Texas who loves paying forward the benefits of thirty years of experience in nursing, teaching, and the Army to those interested in the medical field.

      Mark is an Army veteran who worked as a medic and nurse for six years, then as a licensed vocational nurse for 30 years. He has also worked as an ordained minister and high school teacher with a passion for service/teaching.

      Mark hopes that students will not only enjoy but truly grasp the various skills conveyed in this course as they strive to obtain proficiency within a medical field. He believes the main reason you are interested in this course is also why he likes teaching: to change the world with 'love' by entering a daunting career.