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Is phlebotomy/EKG certification really only a 1-2 semester deal?

Asked by poofandmook (17277points) May 24th, 2010

I looked into this last year, and for some reason I remember it being a longer process. Now, it looks as though I need to take a pre-req class over summer semester, and then phlebotomy/EKG next semester, and I’ll be CPCT. Am I reading it right? I would’ve bet my left arm it was longer, and of course the people at the county college I’m looking at are no help.

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I don’t know the details, but I wouldn’t imagine it to be much longer. Phlebotomy is mainly about knowing how to locate veins and sterile technique, while EKG certification is simply knowing where to place the leads (stickers) and run the machine.

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@shilolo: That’s what I thought, and I remember being surprised when I looked it up last year and it appeared to be a whole involved thing. I must have been looking at something else.

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