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Phlebotomy Technicians collect blood samples from patients via venipuncture or capillary puncture. The Phlebotomy Tech facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical lab. A Phlebotomy Technician also draws blood for transfusions, donations, and research.
Phlebotomist Career Overview
Duties performed by a Phlebotomy Tech differ according to the medical setting, but typical duties may include:
- Draw blood from patients or donors
- Assemble equipment (such as needles, blood collection devices, gauze, tourniquet, cotton, and alcohol)
- Verify or record identity of patient or donor
- Converse with patients to alleviate fear of procedure
- Apply tourniquet to arm, locate vein, swab area with disinfectant, and insert needle into vein to draw blood into collection tube
- Label and store blood container for processing
- Conduct interviews, take vital signs and test blood samples to screen donors at a blood bank
- Analyze information and make appropriate recommendations
Phlebotomy Technician Diploma Program Overview
The Phlebotomy Technician diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in a variety of settings, including hospitals, laboratories, blood centers, or other health care facilities.
Graduates of this program may choose to sit for national certification exams given through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Concorde will cover the first attempt exam fee for graduates interested in sitting for the AMCA exam.
Phlebotomy may be a good entry into the healthcare field. Choosing to further your healthcare career path may include earning a Medical Assistant diploma offered by Concorde. The phlebotomy diploma tuition paid may be applied toward the full tuition of a Medical Assistant diploma program at the Jacksonville campus.
Concorde's Memphis campus is seeking dedicated students who want to:
- Learn to draw blood samples for testing
- Prepare for career opportunities in private practices, clinics, hospitals and more
- Complete the diploma in as few as 2-months
Get started by scheduling an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session to explore if the medical assistant program is right for you!
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for phlebotomists 2022-2032 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes.
Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively and safely collect blood samples via venipuncture or capillary puncture. Learn to draw blood for transfusions, donations and research, diagnostic tests, as well as proper packaging, transporting and preparing samples for processing.
* Applicants may be granted advanced credit for this course by successfully completing a Concorde proficiency exam.
Phlebotomy Diploma Course Schedule in Memphis
This -month program is delivered on-campus two-days a week, making it possible for students to continue to work while pursuing their phlebotomy technician diploma.
- Mondays 9am-1pm
- Wednesday 9am-1pm
Students must attend both class days, each week and complete all requisites in order to graduate.
Phlebotomy Diploma Course Descriptions
HPRS1313: Healthcare Concepts
- Credit Hours: 4.00
- Clock Hours: 64/0/0
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the health care environment. Students will cover common Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology used in the health care environment. Focusing on the health care team and delivery systems, students will learn about legal and ethical responsibilities, safety and infection control and interpersonal communication and behaviors. Students will also obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
PHLB1310: Phlebotomy Procedures
- Credit Hours: 2.50
- Clock Hours: 24/40/0
This course provides practical instruction in the field of phlebotomy. Topics discussed include patient preparation, routine and non-routine specimen collection, safety procedures and infection control, documentation, as well as legal, ethical and professional considerations and other roles of a phlebotomist in healthcare. Students will practice phlebotomy skills for venipuncture and capillary punctures in a laboratory setting. A minimum of 30 completed venipunctures and 10 capillary punctures during the lab time are required for successful completion of the course. Prerequisite: HPRS1313
Upon completion participants will be prepared to sit for the national certification exams through the American Medical Certification Association© (AMCA), National Center for Competency Testing© (NCCT) or the National Healthcareer Association® (NHA). Participants should become familiar with all eligibility requirements for the exam they wish to take.
Phlebotomy Diploma Academic/ Career Path
Upon completion, graduates of the Phlebotomy Diploma program wishing to continue their education may apply their phlebotomy diploma tuition toward the tuition cost of Concorde's Medical Assistant diploma program.
The medical assistant diploma program covers computer applications, medical record keeping, and clinical skills including vital sign measurement, lab sample collection, and more. You can complete this program in as few as eight-months in Memphis at our Memphis, TN campus.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Body Systems
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Front Office Procedures
- Laboratory Diagnostic Procedures
- Echocardiograms (EKG)
Phlebotomy diploma graduates enrolling into the Medical Assistant diploma program will be required to complete integrated phlebotomy coursework in order to graduate.
Concorde will pay the examination fee for students who have met the graduation requirements wishing to take the AMCA certification exam. Concorde will not cover second exam attempts or other certification exam fees.
Demand for Phlebotomists
A career as a phlebotomist can provide a good entry into the health care field. As a phlebotomist you will interact with a variety of patients and health care professionals.
- Preparing and drawing blood from patients and donors
- Maintain lab orders and samples
- Provide sample analysis results to physicians to assist diagnosis
- Dispose of contaminated sharps and biohazards and maintain a sterile site
Address and Hours
5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 132
Memphis, Tennessee 38137
FX: (901) 761-3293
Campus Hours of Operation
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|8 am - 5 pm
This program is not eligible for any Federal Financial Aid or VA programs.
Phlebotomy Program Pathway Option
Graduates of the diploma program, wishing to enroll into the full Medical Assisting diploma program will receive a tuition discount in the amount paid for the phlebotomy diploma program.