Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician Online Certification Training — MedCerts

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CET, CPT

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$34,000

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What does a Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician do?

Phlebotomists collect blood for donation or testing to be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Electrocardiograph (EKG or ECG) technicians perform diagnostic tests to aid doctors in identifying and treating cardiovascular problems. Combining the skills of both the EKG Specialist and Phlebotomist expands your marketability and offers opportunities in a variety of medical settings. It’s ideal for individuals who like hands-on work with direct patient interaction.

39,131
Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, EKG and Phlebotomy Technicians will see available jobs grow 10% over the next ten years
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

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MedCerts Community College Online College
Program & Tuition Cost $4,000 average Up to $20,000 $3,000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3–6 months 24–48 months 3–6 months
Schedule Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set class schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None: 100% online On-campus classrooms None: 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access Professors: scheduled office hours Support inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies: typically videos and presentations

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Whether you’re a seasoned Medical Assistant looking to expand your marketability and income or are a newcomer to the clinical healthcare industry, training to become a Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician can set you apart in a competitive job market. Having the background of both an EKG Specialist and Phlebotomist provides valuable data that can lead practitioners to a diagnosis and life-saving treatment.

Through MedCerts phlebotomy course, you’ll learn to collect blood and other specimens for testing. Blood tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition. Through our immersive, intuitive eLearning courses, you will interact with simulations and 3D animations that replicate patient and real-life scenarios. This progressive technology adapts hands-on clinical skills to be taught online. 

In our EKG course, you’ll become proficient in performing diagnostic tests to help detect irregularities that may result in a heart attack or heart disease. You’ll learn the responsibilities related to performing EKGs, applying Holter monitors and assisting cardiologists with stress tests. 

In today’s job market, many employers prefer that a Phlebotomy Technician has been trained to perform EKG procedures. Similarly, candidates for EKG Technician jobs are looked upon more favorably with Phlebotomy training or experience. Combined, MedCerts Cardio-Phlebotomy training program prepares you for certification in a high demand field.

There are a variety of jobs available with the skills gained from a Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician program: EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Clinical Technician, Laboratory Assistant or Laboratory Technician are the most common. To learn more about these careers, check out our blog post, What Does a Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician Do?

Certification Exam Eligibility* 

Upon completion of this program, students wishing to sit for the Certified EKG Technician exam will be required to complete a minimum of 10 EKGs on a live person. Students wishing to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam will be required to complete 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on a live person. Students should already be working in the field to complete this requirement.

*This program has a clinical requirement of 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary sticks for the CPT exam and to perform a minimum of 10 EKGs on live individuals for the CET exam. Certifications are issued once the exam(s)have been passed and clinical requirements are met.  Students are responsible for locating and securing a site to fulfill the clinical requirements of the program. MedCerts cannot guarantee they will find a student a site to complete this clinical requirement, so only students employed in a healthcare facility or take full responsibility for meeting their clinical requirements will be admitted to the program.

**PLEASE NOTE:  1) This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the states of California or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California and Washington. 2) While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate pre-requisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.

skills gained

  • Understand the role of HIPAA, OSHA, COLA and CLIA-waived testing
  • Collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing and analyzing in a clinical laboratory
  • Effectively communicate with patients, doctors and medical staff efficiently and understand the importance of bedside manner
  • Verify patients’ identity to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database
  • Assemble and maintain equipment such as needles and specimen containers
  • Keep a clean, sanitary and safe work environment
  • Explain procedures to patients, monitoring blood pressure and positioning patients
  • Understand the responsibilities of patient care and monitoring, safety and compliance
  • Use of appropriate electrocardiography equipment and supplies
  • Understand diagnostic cardiac testing to include electrocardiograms, Holter monitors and stress tests
  • Recognize cardiac rhythms, arrhythmias and artifacts with appropriate responses and reporting to physicians
  • Assist cardiologists with stress testing
  • Patient preparation for Holter or ambulatory monitoring and stress tests
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology
Enrollment Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration & payment
Materials Included
  • Expert-led video based training
  • eBooks: Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual & Electrocardiography for the Healthcare Professional
  • Competency assessments
  • National Certification exam fee
Student Services
  • Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  • Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  • Exam preparation process
  • Career Services Advisor

courses taken

PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
Length
2 weeks
Duration

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

  • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
  • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
  • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
  • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
  • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 weeks
Duration

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.

  • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
  • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
  • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
  • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
  • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 6011

Phlebotomy

64 hours
Length
4 weeks
Duration

Phlebotomy is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on specimen collection for diagnostic testing in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of phlebotomy with emphasis on infection control, safety, communication skills, patient care and preparation, venipuncture equipment and supplies, specimen collection, handling, transport and processing.

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key phlebotomy skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.

  • Recognize the importance of infection control and safety compliance with diagnostic testing
  • Understand the responsibilities of teamwork and communication skills in the healthcare setting
  • Appreciate the role of the Phlebotomy Technician in patient care, preparation and venipuncture
  • Identify proper organization and utilization of specimen collection equipment and supplies
  • Gain an understanding of blood and non-blood collections, handling, transport and processing
HI 6012

Electrocardiography

64 hours
Length
4 weeks
Duration

Electrocardiography is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on diagnostic cardiac testing in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include the fundamentals of electrocardiogram performance, Holter monitor application and assistance with stress testing. An emphasis is placed on cardiac arrhythmias. Patient care, preparation and monitoring are addressed along with standard precautions and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key electrocardiography skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout the training.

  • Appreciate the role of electrocardiography in the healthcare setting
  • Understand the responsibilities of patient care and monitoring, safety and compliance
  • Gain an understanding of the use of appropriate electrocardiography equipment and supplies
  • Understand diagnostic cardiac testing to include electrocardiograms, Holter monitors and stress tests
  • Recognize arrhythmias and artifacts with appropriate responses required
COURSES DURATION
PS 1011 2
HI 1014 6
HI 6011 4
HI 6012 4
Total Program Duration 16 Week

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Cardio-Phlebotomy TechnicianJob Opportunities

Phlebotomist

$25000 – $35000
Estimated Salary

Entry-Level

EKG Technician

$29,000 – $39,000
Estimated Salary

Career Potential

Medical Technologist

$36000 – $64000
Estimated Salary