Welcome to Central Texas Phlebotomy Institute
Central Texas Phlebotomy Institute’s goal is to educate and provide unsurpassed excellence in the field of Phlebotomy training by providing formal lecture and practical “hands-on” training. We will enable our students to become highly productive and successful in their careers by promoting both excellent patient care and accurate test specimens through proficient quality control and quality assurance. We will provide a professional, yet comfortable classroom setting that will promote safety and success while building student confidence through highly motivated instructors.
Drawing blood can be described as a technique; however, we take such pride in our teaching methods that we would consider it the “art” of drawing blood.
The Instructors here at Central Texas Phlebotomy Institute are the driving force behind a dynamic company that specializes in certifications for medical professionals on various educational levels. We provide thorough training for the purpose of cross-training and continuing education to healthcare professionals and Allied Health students such as nurses, respiratory therapists, radiographers, medical assistants, certified nursing assistants, medical technologists, physicians, dentists, laboratory assistants, EMT’s and other healthcare professionals currently performing phlebotomy work or those who anticipate performing phlebotomy procedures in the future.Live “sticks” will be performed in class. These sticks include venipunctures and capillary (finger) sticks. These sticks will not be done on “fake” arms, but will be done on fellow students and yourself, in a very supervised setting. We understand that some students who have never drawn blood will experience nervousness, anxiety and possibly fear while learning a new skill………NO WORRIES! We are highly trained at handling these types of situations and assure you that we will get you through the transition….it’s our specialty!!
Our Company consists of highly educated and experienced medical professionals who have outstanding credentials and work ethics. We are dedicated to providing students with all the personal attention they need to succeed and the latest skills and safety techniques through exclusive accelerated weekend workshops. Our goal is to provide quality training and education resulting in certification to medical professionals in order to create a safer, more efficient, and more comprehensive healthcare environment.
In addition, you will acquire extensive training in blood collection, handling and processing of specimens, laboratory safety, Bloodborne Pathogens, (OSHA) Standards, hazards and complications, basic venous anatomy, sterile technique, equipment selection and medical terminology.
Our ultimate goal is to devote our years of experience and training to each student and help develop their skills in phlebotomy. Additionally, our instructors are always available to answer questions and provide “one-on-one” assistance to anyone needing additional help. We will instill upon our students the importance of having a good bedside manner and compassion for the patient both in technique and personality.
During your two (2) day course of instruction, you will be required to complete a combination of 18 hours of integrated formal lecture, practical “hands-on” training while being closely supervised by an instructor and successfully pass a written exam.
Each student will be required to perform and pass a “hands-on” competency test using various venipuncture techniques that they have been taught throughout the workshop. In addition, each student will have to pass a written competency test at the end of the workshop. Upon completion of the course each student will be awarded a “Certificate of Training” at the end of class. Our emphasis is on training and we do not provide job placement.