In recent years, phlebotomy skills have become a requirement for employment in nearly all areas of the allied health field.  This has resulted from the downsizing and cross-training needs in hospitals, laboratories, and doctor’s offices.  If you are a person who would like to perform phlebotomy in your job, new in the field, has no experience or just needs a refresher , this professional  class will meet your needs.

We will lead you through the latest venipuncture techniques and equipment in hands-on instruction that will spotlight universal precautions and infection control procedures, specimen handling issues and potential complications associated with blood collection preparing you for the national exam. The national Medca test is not accepted in California or Louisiana at this time. All other states will accept Medca.

Difficult “draws’ will be reviewed giving the registrant a complete introduction and advanced review of venipuncture technique suitable for any patient age or condition.

If passed the examinee will be nationally certified by MedCA.

Exams will be graded by MedCA and certificates will be mailed to address submitted.

No refunds will be granted if test is failed or no showed.



Our instructors have several years of experience.  They have proven abilities  in patient/doctor relations including obtaining lab specimens and processing lab tests.  Our instructors have widespread training in clinical and medical testing procedures and have been  phlebotomy instructors for Not Furlong Temps Inc. for several years. Their presentation styles are professional and   comprehensive to the needs of the phlebotomy professional.

Pauline obtained her skills in the Air Force where she was active duty for 8 years.  She has 8 medals/awards from the service and she has 30+ years experience in Emergency medicine, pediatrics, family practice, dermatology, internal medicine, and minor surgery.  She is proficient in phlebotomy and will use her organized and effective teaching style to walk you through the entire process of drawing blood.  Failure rate on this class is less than 2% and is designed to be easy to understand and perform the task.



  • Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • CNAS
  • Phlebotomists
  • Phlebotomy trainers
  • Laboratory personnel
  • Anyone who wants to perform phlebotomy more efficiently, has no experience, or wants a refresher course, as well as phlebotomy supervisors



  • Proper patient identification process
  • Assessing the phlebotomy site
  • Equipment selection and use
  • Potential complications that affect blood samples and areas to avoid in collection
  • Order of draw and additive information
  • Completion of requisitions and labeling specimens
  • Follow up patient care
  • Universal precautions and infection control
  • Quality assurance
  • Demonstration of equipment
  • Practical application



  • Overview of Phlebotomy
  • Proper patient identification process
  • Assessing the phlebotomy site
  • Equipment selection and proper use
  • Potential complications
  • Factors that affect blood samples
  • Areas to avoid in collections
  • Order of draw and additive information
  • Follow up patient care
  • Review universal precautions and infection control procedures
  • Quality assurance
  • Demonstration of equipment
  • Practicals
  • Proper completion of requisitions and sample labeling
  • Follow up procedures
  • Proper disposal of equipment
  • Question and answer period



  • This is a two day session.  Hours are 9:00am - 2:00pm.
  • 34 hours of externship to be performed after classroom training is completed
  • Classes canceled due to inclement weather or other reason will be rescheduled at a date TBA.
  • You must pass the class and finish externship in order to test for national
  • You must be paid in full before being allowed to test national



  • Text books are included
  • Bring materials to take notes.
  • Attire is casual
  • Other required items
    • Hepatitis B
    • PPD within one year
    • High school GED or Diploma
    • Background check-felony convictions will prohibit national testing
    • HPSO insurance policy for students (for externship) approx. $69/yr
    • Spelling test
    • Photo ID
    • CPR-health care provider level
    • letter from a healthcare professional-student is fit for duty
    • -CPR available call to schedule $100 non refundable due before class begins. American heart association