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phlebotomy certificationPhlebotomy Career Training
Address: 28050 Ford Road, Suite C., Garden City, MI 48127
Phone: (313) 575-1214 Cell
Business: (734) 762- 3220

Date: September 3, 2009

Nancy Kimmel’s phlebotomy career training course is unlike any other phlebotomy course. Students are trained not only in venipuncture, but they learn how to place a 12 lead ECG, how to take blood pressure, pulse, respiration and temperataure,  and recognize when a patients vitals need to be re-checked and reported,  they learn  pharmacology basics of blood pressure medications and diabetic medications.  An indepth study of diabetic medication and the signs and symptoms of high and low blood sugar is also taught.  This is crucial knowledge in an emergency situation where every minute counts.  Students are taught how to do a history and physical on patients. They learn how to assess the patient recognizing that each person is unique in how they are effected by the disease process as well as understanding the circulatory physiology of the heart, including the anatomy of the veins and arteries. Students learn how to insert intravenous catheters as well as how to read basic ECG (electrocardiogram strips) and recognize important heart rhythms that are immediately dangerous to life and health. Students are taught how to communicate therapeutically with patients and family members and how to recognize the signs of anxiety. All of this information and much more is done in six hour weekly classes for six weeks. Nancy Kimmel goes one step farther by helping every student find a job. The entire nation knows that Michigans economy is suffering. Nancy Kimmel is trying to help by offering a fast paced intensive training program as well as job placement for Michigan residents. In her own words: “I have great faith in all of my student’s that I have trained, and I will do everything in my power to help them all find employment in the healthcare field.. My students get placed in ER’s, trauma centers, urgent care centers, as well as in doctors clinics and hospitals. Let’s put is this way, if myself or any of my family members had to be in the hospital for any reason, I would trust my students to take of them. That’s how good they are.! That is also why I only take eight students per class. Smaller classes mean a better learning experience. Upon graduation these students are professional medical healthcare providers ready to assist the sick, the needy, the helpless and other medical professionals in a kind and caring manner that is truly genuine from the heart.”
One can see the passion that Professor Kimmel has for her students and for the healthcare filed. Talk about a stimulus package for Michigan, this is one for sure.

Classes are now forming for Thursday, January 21st, 2010

  • Currently there are 8 openings for the afternoon class which meets from 3:00 PM until 9:30 PM, every Thursday for 6 weeks.
  • Day classes are still forming with 8 openings left.  Maximum enrollment is 10 students per class.
  • Currently there is no financial aide available.  The school will take every effort to help the student achieve their goal.
  • Course fee is $600.00, half to be paid on the first day of class and the other half is due during the third week of class.
  • Course text books are available for student use with no charge, if the texts are available.  Students may purchase the book online in bookstores.  The text is the 4th ed. of Phlebotomy Essentials
  • Students are requested to have  current TB tests on record with the school as well as Measles, Mumps and Rubella Titers.  This is necessary for clinical rotations to hospitals and children s wards.
  • Students are required to wear navy blue scrubs to each class, bring a box of latex or non-latex gloves (see course catalog for latex allergy questioneer and form) and to wear white tennis shoes.
  • Miscellaneous items needed include; pencil, pens, notebook, paper, stethoscope and blood pressure cuff.
  • Students may refer to the course catalog for other details.  Course catalog will be posted on the web site as well as the registration form and course syllabus.

The student may expect to posses the following skills upon completion of the course;

  • Perform venipuncture on adults, children and elderly.
  • Perform heel sticks on infants.
  • Perform finger sticks.
  • Glucometer testing.
  • Read ECG strip rhythms such as Bradycardia, Tachycardia and other immediately dangerous to life and health arrythmias.
  • 12 lead ECG placement, and 5 lead placement
  • Intravenous catheter insertion.
  • Pharmacology of various blood pressure, heart and diabetic medications.
  • Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, veins and arteries.
  • Therapeutic communication,
  • MAGNET Training for patient care excellence
  • Hazardous Materials Management.
  • Infection Control.
  • Skill at Patient assessment, and understanding the disease process as it relates to the patient and the type of care provided.
  • Knowledge of how to perform a history and physical.

Job Placement Assistance;

Students are assisted in job placement after graduation and are placed in the following healthcare areas with job titles including but not limited to; Phlebotomist, Emergency Technician &Patient Care Technician

  1. Hospital Emergency Room
  2. 24 hour Urgent care facilities
  3. Physicians Clinics
  4. Laboratory Sites
  5. other health-care facilities
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