Castor Health Institute

  • Next Start date: Revolving
  • Duration: 7 Weeks
  • Level: Beginner
  • Location: On-Site, Externship Location for PLB classes. No Externship for CPT classes. (PLEASE READ)

All of our phlebotomy training classes are comprehensive and emphasizes a “hands-on” method – each student will draw blood at least once in every class. These draws will be performed with supervision on other class members. Our instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of phlebotomy techniques. In addition, you will learn the “tricks of the trade” that will help with special patients and difficult draws.

Our Phlebotomy Program provides the student with skills and training in order to succeed as a phlebotomist. This course contains 6-weeks of lecture, discussion, and practical instruction in the lab, followed by a 40-hour clinical externship at a local patient service center, hospital or clinic. The hours of the externship are site-specific but are usually done over the space of one week, Monday through Friday. This is a larger time commitment but the externship is a valuable clinical experience. Please contact our office if you have any questions about course requirements or time commitments.

Our experienced instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of blood drawing techniques, safety standards, basic anatomy and physiology, and other areas such as:

Phlebotomy program content includes:

  • HIPAA and Patient’s Rights
  • Universal Precautions and Safety
  • Venipuncture with Vacutainers, Butterflies and Syringes
  • Finger and Heel Sticks
  • Blood and Blood Components
  • Medical Laboratory Terminology
  • Test Tubes – Uses, Additives and Order of Draw
  • Professionalism
  • Special Procedures – Bleeding Times, Blood Cultures, Glucose Tolerance Testing
  • Difficult Draws – Tricks of the Trade

Phlebotomy Program Admissions Requirements:
  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • High School Diploma, GED, or International High School Diploma Equivalency

Why Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy has always been a good pathway into the health care system. Hospitals and labs always need individuals with excellent phlebotomy skills. Patients will always need blood tests. It is one of the most commonly used modalities to screen and diagnose disease.

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Upcoming CPT dates

May 5 20235:00pmApr 25 2023
May 10 20235:00pmApr 30 2023
May 26 20235:00pmMay 16 2023
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Jan 12 20245:00pmJan 2 2024