PhlebotomyU Blog

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!

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New Blood Drawing Needle Promises Less Painful Venipuncture Procedure

Hospitals and health clinics around the country are beginning to use a new venipuncture device designed to improve patient comfort and reduce speed required to draw blood for testing.
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.
CVS Minuteclinic

CVS MinuteClinic Expanding Presence in Healthcare Market

CVS Health has been busy over the last few months. The American retail pharmacy and health care company is expected to close a merger with Aetna Inc, a Hartford-based insurance company. A few more state approvals are needed, but once acquired, the CVS and Aetna merger should commence with synergy goals of over $750 million over the next two years.
San Diego Hospital Jobs

A Phlebotomist’s Look at San Diego Hospital Jobs

Phlebotomy Jobs are expected to grow about 25% from 2016 to 2026, with an employment increase of over 30,000 new jobs. San Diego hospitals employ the most phlebotomists in San Diego county. Learn more about working as a phlebotomist in a hospital and how to get employed.
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Which medical facilities offer phlebotomy jobs?

After accomplishing your CPT1 certificate, you are now ready to find a phlebotomy job. Your have several options as a phlebotomist including working at a hospital, clinic, diagnostic laboratory, and physician office laboratory. How much does a phlebotomist make? Well, each setting has different required duties, pace, and work environment so the salaries vary.
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Scripps Health Integrates New Electronic Health Records System

Scripps Health has decided to incorporate a new electronic health records (EHR) system into its organization. Let’s take a look at why Scripps chose Epic, how it impacts professionals in phlebotomy, and guidance in familiarizing oneself with EHR systems.
Phlebotomy Exam

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, the structure of the exam itself, and how to most effectively prepare.
Theranos Blood Test

Theranos Blood Test Startup Comes to an End

In March 2018, Theranos, a Silicon Valley blood test startup, came to a dramatic end with the founder and CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, being indicted on fraud charges. The Theranos scandal left behind a bloody mess. It destroyed relationships, lost more than $600 million of investors money, and put patients’ health in jeopardy.
Phlebotomy Training Near Me

PhlebotomyU Relocation Provides State-of-the-Art Phlebotomy Training Facility in the Heart of San Diego

San Diego healthcare trade school and certified phlebotomy training school, PhlebotomyU, will has relocated to a new, upgraded facility in Mission Valley, San Diego.
How much does a phlebotomist make

How Much Does a Phlebotomist Make?

Have you ever thought about a career in phlebotomy? You are not alone. If you are considering a career in phlebotomy, here is all the information you need to know about the training and salary. Let's start by looking at the cost-benefit and time commitment for phlebotomy training.
Order of Draw

Order of Draw for Phlebotomy

Let’s break down the order by tube and color as well as explore some ways to easily memorize and retain for life! Here's a useful study guide, mnemonic and color coded cheat sheet. Master the order of draw!
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Family Health Services Rebrands to PhlebotomyU

Announcing our new brand, PhlebotomyU! We still operate the same way Family Health Services did, but now, we're focused on our core curriculum for the CPT1 Licence and phlebotomy training.