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‘Phlebotomy for Healthcare Workers’ Class at STCC Starts Oct. 19

SPRINGFIELD — Registration is open for Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) “Phlebotomy for Healthcare Workers” class, which starts Monday, Oct. 19.

Offered through the Workforce Development Center, the 60-hour training is for individuals licensed in various medical fields in Massachusetts. The class runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., through Nov. 3.

The non-credit course prepares students to take the exam to become a certified phlebotomist in Massachusetts.

The class is designed to prepare workers in certified healthcare positions to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture in order to obtain blood specimens for diagnostic procedures.

Prospective students must have a current healthcare certification in at least one, but not limited to, the following healthcare roles: certified nursing assistant (CNA), emergency medical technician (EMT), patient care technician (PCT), certified medical assistant (CMA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), certified electrocardiogram technician (CET), or certified dental assistant (CDA).

Books used in the class include Phlebotomy Notes: A Pocket Guide to Blood Connection and Phlebotomy: A Competency-based Approach with Connect Access Card.

The fee for the class includes the National Healthcare Assoc. Exam. To enroll online and learn more about this course, visit www.stcc.edu/wdc/healthcare and click on the ‘Phlebotomy Certification for Healthcare Workers’ link.