Phlebotomy Basics - CMA797

Phlebotomy Basics

by Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
(4.7 / 55 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 Hours)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Phlebotomy involves obtaining a blood sample for a medical biology analysis in the clinical laboratory. If a sample collection is poorly executed, the laboratory results for the testing of that sample may be inaccurate and mislead the clinician or lead to the inconvenience of the patient having to undergo multiple venipunctures. The teaching and review of correct phlebotomy procedures and best practice can help improve patient outcomes. 


The goal of this course is to educate healthcare professionals about best practices in phlebotomy and why they are important.
  • Identify and describe the equipment used for routine venipuncture.
  • Differentiate suitable sites used for venipuncture from locations to avoid.
  • Recognize the required steps to perform routine venipuncture.
  • Discuss how pre-analytic errors may affect the quality of specimens and lab results.
  • Compare requirements and actions that ensure safety while performing a venipuncture.
  • Determine best practice for phlebotomy.
Certified medical assistants: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 clinical and general continuing education unit(s) (approval #137915 for 4/26/2020 to 4/25/2021). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Course Originally Released on: 3/11/2020
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/17/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Kristy P - Burlington, NC  ·  May 27, 2020
very informative info regarding phlebotomy
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Terri S - Burnsville , MN  ·  May 26, 2020
I love a good refresher on blood draws
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Stevie D - tallahassee, FL  ·  May 25, 2020
phlebotomy is something I do daily. I will recommend this course to others.
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Ethel P - Union City, CA  ·  May 24, 2020
It is very helpful during daily lab draws guide and very informative when assisting nurses
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Theresa E - Hollywood , FL  ·  May 23, 2020
Good review on the fundamentals of phlebotomists practices.
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00