Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood. Nowadays, it is primarily performed for the purpose of diagnosing and monitoring a patient's condition. A PT is someone who also has the ability to perform other types of specimen collection, such as: urine collection, mouth swabs, etc. They are employed in hospitals, clinics, private practices, diagnostic laboratories and blood banks.
PT Course Curriculum
Introduction to Phlebotomy
Health Care Structure; Occupational Safety; Infection Control
Medical Terminology; Human Anatomy and Physiology; Circulatory, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
Venipuncture Equipment, Routine Venipuncture and Venipuncture Complications; Dermal Puncture; Blood Collection in Special Populations; Special Collections and Procedures; Special Nonblood Collection Procedures
Specimen Handling & Point-of-Care Testing
Specimen Transport; Specimen Handling and Transport; Introduction to Electrocardiography