Phlebotomy Technician Classes in Columbus Ohio
The Phlebotomy Technician Program is 80 hours spanning over a total of 6 weeks. The program is designed to prepare students to participate in the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) examination. The program will prepare students by providing them with the appropriate knowledge of the five major domains covered on the exam: Safety and Compliance; Patient Preparation; Routine Blood Collections; Special Collections and Processing. The course will also cover legal issues in healthcare, medical terminology and basic anatomy/physiology. Training/clinical or external experience must include a minimum of 30 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary sticks. Training/clinical or external experience must include a minimum of 30 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary sticks. These venipuncture capillary sticks must be performed on live individuals. Candidates are prohibited from using mannequins to meet this requirement. Clinical or external experience, if available, is not mandatory for certification.
- 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
- Prepare students to take the NHA CPT examination. Prepare students for employment as a Phlebotomy Technician.
The following items are required for admission into the phlebotomy program at the Alia School of Nursing. Documents from GROUP A must be completed by the first day of academic classes. Documents from GROUP B must be submitted by the Monday of the third week of academic classes.
- The student must be at least 18-years of age.
- The student must have achieved a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Students must present two forms of government issued identification .
- The student must complete the entrance exam with a minimum score of 75%.
- The student must complete the new student application located at www.aliahealthcare.com/registration.
GROUP B - Documents from GROUP B must be submitted by the Monday of the third week of academic classes.
- You will be required to complete a 2-step PPD (TB) test . If you have a current 2-step TB from your employer or for other reasons, you will need to provide a copy for your file. A current TB test is within one year of enrollment. Individuals who have experienced a positive reaction to the PPD test are required to submit the results of a chest x-ray (CXR).
- Proof of having started the Hepatitis B virus shot series or proof of completion of the shot series is required. If you choose not to obtain this vaccination, you will need to sign a Declination Form which is available in the main office.
- A copy of your immunization records showing that you have been given the vaccine for MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) is required. If you are unable to show proof of the vaccination, you will need to have a blood test called a “titer” performed by your physician to show that you have immunity to these illnesses.
- A current flu shot is required (within the past 12 months). You may obtain records of current shots from your physician, employer, etc. if you have already received the shot. If you need a flu shot, you may get one from your physician, urgent care or other health care provider of your choice. If you are unable to receive the flu shot due to medical reasons, a signed statement from your physician is required to be placed in your file.
- You will need to obtain a current physical exam. You may obtain a form from the main office for your physician to fill out. If you have a current physical exam (within the past 12 months) please request those records from your physician for your file.
The entrance examination is composed of 50 questions (25 Basic Math Assessment; 25 Basic English/Reading Comprehension). Students will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. The exam is administered by an Alia representative every Friday at 8 AM and every eighth Saturday at 9 AM (contact the main office for upcoming dates). Students must complete the entrance exam with a minimum score of 75% for admissions into the program. Students must contact the main office to schedule for their entrance exam as space is limited. Students must provide two forms of ID upon arrival one of which must be a photo ID. Students who do not pass the entrance exam must wait a minimum 14 days before scheduling to retake the exam. Students requiring testing accommodations will need to bring a copy of their IEP or a letter from an authorized healthcare provider outlining the nature of the accommodation and the required accommodation.