Phlebotomy for Health Professionals
Phlebotomists collect and process blood specimens from patients. CLIMB's 45-hour Phlebotomy for Health Professionals course is offered in a hybrid format with 40 hours of the class offered in a lab setting and five hours through self-directed study. Students must create a PCC email address when they register, if they do not already have one, as materials are sent via email. Participants will receive hands-on training in venipuncture, specimen collection, point of wave testing and review blood borne pathogen regulation and safety.
Is it right for you?
If you are a health care professional who needs basic training in phlebotomy or a refresher course, the Phlebotomy for Health Professionals course is a good match for you. You must have work experience in a medical office, hospital, urgent care clinic, outpatient center or other professional health care facility. There is no clinical/internship with this course. This course is intended only for individuals currently employed in a health care environment where they have access and permission to perform 100+ supervised blood draws.
Phlebotomy for Health Professionals
This 45-hour phlebotomy training program is offered in a hybrid format. 40 hours of the class is offered in a laboratory setting. Practical instruction provides hands-on training in venipuncture, specimen collection, point of wave testing, and reviews blood borne pathogen regulation and safety. The instructor will provide 5 hours of course material to the student for self-directed study. Students must create a PCC email address when they register, if they do not already have one, as materials are sent via email.
There are many options available for phlebotomy certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathologist. Our training is intended to give you 45 hours of concentrated didactic training and professional skill in venipuncture, skin punctures (e.g., fingers sticks, heel sticks.) and orientation to CLIA regulated laboratory procedures including point of care testing.
This course is for health care professionals seeking to improve their phlebotomy skills, to obtain the knowledge necessary for the ASCP certification examination (you must qualify on your own through the ASCP), and to get up-to-date-training in venipuncture, HIPPA rules, OSHA regulation, point of care testing, and theory to become a more proficient and competent phlebotomist.
This course will cover the theory needed to prepare you for the ASCP certification if you choose to follow the routes provided by the ASCP for certification.
There are currently 7 routes offered by the ASCP. You will follow the routes appropriate to your professional training. This is not managed through CLIMB. Clinical sites and training are not coordinated by CLIMB. This program is best utilized by those:
- Seeking phlebotomy skills (allied health professional, medical assistants, nurses, and EKG techs.
- Enhancing job performance
- Preparation (theory only) for the ASCP phlebotomy certification exam
Climb Does Not Provide Clinical Practicums For This Course
Meets the minimum 45 hour didactic/classroom requirement. For certification you must complete an additional 100 hours of clinical practicum training.
Work experience in the medical office, hospital, urgent care clinic, outpatient center and other professional health care facilities. For questions about prerequisite, please email Sheila Meserschmidt.
- CEU: 949I, 45 Hours
- Tuition: $849
- Instructor: Olga Hice, MD
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I register for these classes?
- You can register on-line or you may register by phone, 971-722-8888.
- Where can I find out more about current phlebotomy job openings and how much a job in the phlebotomy field will pay?
- The Oregon Employment Division website contains information on current open positions, salary and other important facts.
- Who can I call if I have additional questions?
- For general questions about admissions, and Part I, contact us at 971-722-6633.