Phlebotomy training programs can prepare your for a job in less than one year
Melbourne, FL: Are you looking for a job training program that you can complete in a short amount of time? Becoming a Phlebotomist is one way to get started in the healthcare industry without investing years and years into your training.
What is a Phlebotomist? A phlebotomist is a healthcare professional who collects blood so that it can be analyzed in a laboratory. Collecting blood samples is important, because blood testing can allow physicians to diagnose illnesses.
Common blood tests include complete blood count, blood chemistry tests, lipoprotein tests, and blood enzyme tests. These tests measure levels of cholesterol, levels of glucose, clotting processes, and other factors. Blood testing can also be used for other purposes, for instance to see if cancer medication is working or if a patient is receiving the proper nutrition.
At the Harris Casel Institute in Melbourne, Florida, we offer a Phlebotomist training program. In this program, you will learn some of the following important facets of this career:
- Safe and efficient blood collection practices for adults, children, and neonates
- Infectious disease safety training
- Cleanliness and sanitation
- Maintaining the integrity of the specimen
- Preparing blood smears
- How to label, store, and transport specimens correctly
- How to comfort patients during blood draws
- Safety policies and procedures
- First aid and CPR
- How to administer an EKG
With our program, you will be prepared with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you need to enter the workforce as a professional phlebotomist. We also help you with the “soft skills,” such as people skills, patient relation skills, and on-the-job professionalism so that you are ready for a professional position in the field of healthcare.
Located in Melbourne, FL in Brevard County, our campus is close to healthcare facilities such as Holmes Regional Medical Center, Kindred Hospital, Melbourne Medical Center, Osler Medical, Omni Healthcare, as well as diagnostic centers such as Quest Diagnostics, Health First Diagnostic Center, and Atlantic Diagnostic.
The Career Services department at the Harris Casel Institute seeks to develop relationships with area healthcare providers, and is proud of our graduates who enter the region’s workplaces. It is our goal for the Harris Casel name to be well-known in the region and for employers to look forward to hiring our graduates.
At Harris Casel, our program is a diploma program. After graduation, you are encouraged to take a national exam through the National Healthcareer Association.
We also offer a range of other career training opportunities, such as Home Health Aide, Medical Billing and Coding, Nursing Assistant, and more. We would be happy to answer your questions and give you information about all of our programs. Request more information, and we will be in touch right away!