Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
HTI’s Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) module is a short-term (one month), non-credit certificate module that prepares students for entry-level positions as a Phlebotomy Technicians in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and clinics.
In the CPT module, students learn patient preparation, collection techniques, aspects of special collections, processing, and safety and compliance considerations.
With successful completion of the module, students will receive a Certificate of Completion allowing them to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam verified by the National Healthcare Association.
What is the role of a Certified Phlebotomy Technician?
Phlebotomy technicians are professionals who draw blood from patients. The blood samples are taken to laboratories and further checked for health issues, like diseases, bacteria, cholesterol, etc. Phlebotomists can work in all kinds of medical facilities, from hospitals to private laboratories and provide assistance when patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn.
Common Phlebotomy Technician duties include:
- Draw blood from patients and blood donors
- Evaluate patients’ ability to withstand procedure
- Explain blood-drawing procedure to patients and answer questions
- Perform basic point of care testing, such as blood glucose levels
- Prepare blood, urine and other specimens for testing
- Verify patient/donor identity
- Maintain medical equipment such as needles, test tubes and blood vials
In 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Phlebotomy Technicians were earning a median salary of $30,670 per year and on average, $14.74 by the hour. The job outlook for the 2014 – 2024 projected period is 25%, which is much faster than national averages. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm
The Allied Health Careers Project is a project of the Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program sponsored by ALU LIKE, Inc. and funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.