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Our latest blog posts cover useful study tips and tricks, industry and PhlebotomyU related news and career service tips & tricks. Check back frequently for new content and if you have a guest blog you want to share, reach out to PhlebotomyU today!

How to Prevent Bruising During Blood Donations

How to Prevent Bruising During Blood Donation

Every phlebotomist must be prepared to deal with a variety of issues during blood donation, including bruising. As a patient, you might quickly become concerned about bruising that takes place after a blood draw.
What Federal Agency Regulates Phlebotomy Certifications?

What Federal Agency Regulates Phlebotomy Certifications?

Your first step in receiving certification is to check your eligibility. You need to see if you meet the requirements to take the NPA National Boards. Next, you should work hard to prepare for your Phlebotomy Exam.
What is Therapeutic Phlebotomy?

What is Therapeutic Phlebotomy?

This procedure can be used to treat a wide variety of different conditions. Usually, it is completed to reduce the level of RBCs, allow transfusions of RBCs with normal levels of hemoglobin or reduce the iron overload that might be present in the bloodstream.
How Do You Become a Phlebotomist in California

How Do You Become a Phlebotomist in California?

In California, there is a regulatory body for any practicing phlebotomists, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). They help to oversee phlebotomists in the state to check that they are all working in the right way, and they oversee how phlebotomists get certified.
What Education Do You Need to Be a Phlebotomist

What Education Do You Need to Be a Phlebotomist?

The main role of phlebotomists is that they do blood work that is then used in laboratory testing, as well as for blood transfusions, including medical studies too.
Phlebotomy Procedure

Phlebotomy Procedure Step by Step

When practicing phlebotomy, medical professionals must have extreme caution. Not following the procedure correctly can result in invalid test results, injury, or death. To master this process, phlebotomists must be detail-oriented.
should i take a phlebotomy class

Should I take a Phlebotomy Class?

With the phlebotomist job market booming, it is not unwise to explore your options in becoming one. Are phlebotomy classes really worth it though? Let’s take a look at how strongly we recommend phlebotomy classes, what the courses consist of, and how to choose the program that best fits you.
what does venipuncture mean

What Does Venipuncture Mean?

If you are familiar with medical terminology, then you’ve likely heard of “venipuncture.” It plays a key role in the world of phlebotomy. Let’s take a closer look at what venipuncture truly means, the basic steps in the venipuncture process, common venipuncture equipment, and the various withdrawal sites.
How Much is Phlebotomy School in California

How Much is Phlebotomy School in California

Future phlebotomists should attend postsecondary education to learn essential phlebotomy concepts and techniques. But how much is phlebotomy school in California? Let's take a look.
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The NCPT: Your Path to the NCCT Phlebotomy Exam

While passing the NCPT Exam and achieving certification is not required to practice in the field, it is highly recommended in order to strengthen your credibility and lead to a preferable phlebotomist career. Let's examine the best methods of earning certification.
Online Phlebotomy Training Program

What You Should Know Before Applying to an Online Phlebotomy Training Program in California

What makes an online phlebotomy training program credible? Read this article to learn more about accredited phlebotomy schools and PhlebotomyU’s online training course.
Online Phlebotomy Course

How to Register for PhlebotomyU’s Online Phlebotomy Course for California

For phlebotomists who want to work in California, it is not easy to receive these licenses while moving from out of state. PhlebotomyU designed our advanced online course for this sole purpose.