Learn about Harris Casel’s Phlebotomy/EKG training program in Melbourne, FL!
Are you looking to change career paths in a short period of time? Perhaps you would like a job helping others?
If you’re thinking of going back to school, then you may want to consider the Harris Casel Institute’s Phlebotomy/EKG (electrocardiograph aide) training program in Melbourne, Florida.
Phlebotomists are the healthcare professionals who take and handle blood specimens among other duties. Our training program will give you all the skills you need to assist patients through the process of drawing blood and performing electrocardiograms.
How do you become a phlebotomy and electrocardiogram aide?
Harris Casel offers a short program that can be completed in 6 weeks (165 hours of coursework).
Some topics and issues you’ll study include:
- Collecting and labeling timed specimens
- Safe handling of blood specimens
- Preparing blood smears
- Medical terminology
- Safety procedures and policies
- Organizing, maintaining, and recording of specimens
- Performing an EKG
- Identify normal and abnormal EKG strips
- Venipuncture techniques
Our program will also give students the ability to develop their communication, leadership, and human relations skills so they can bring more marketable skills to the job. Students will also learn about legal and ethical issues. Certificates of completion are also given for the HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, CPR, and first aid lessons.
What are the requirements to become a phlebotomy/EKG professional?
The Harris Casel Institute requires that students who are applying to the program have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. Students must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a program or have a guardian sign the enrollment agreement.
Where do phlebotomy/EKG professionals work?
Phlebotomy and EKG professionals mainly work in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, physicians’ offices, and in urgent care facilities. Your working hours will depend on the hours when your employer is open. Some jobs may take place mainly during business hours, while others may require you to work evening or weekend shifts. You'll get to work in a clean, climate-controlled environment.
Why should I choose the Harris Casel Institute?
Always make sure to choose a training program at an accredited school. Harris Cassel is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, which is the largest national accrediting organization run by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
As the baby boom population grows older and lives longer, the need for diagnostic testing may increase. With a large aging population, choosing a phlebotomy program in Florida may be beneficial. Our campus in Melbourne, FL offers high-tech amenities and plenty of sunshine.
The Harris Casel Institute also offers five other healthcare training programs including: Home Health Aide, Medical Billing & Coding, and Practical Nursing. Contact us to request more information or to schedule a tour today!