Phlebotomy/EKG Tech

What is a Phlebotomist?
One aspect of the Phlebotomy EKG Program at Medical Professional Insitute is training as a Phlebotomist. A Phlebotomist is health care professional who collects human specimens such as blood, urine and other body fluids from patients for laboratory analysis. These specimens help physicians in any diagnostic procedures and treatment of diseases.
Other responsibilities of a Phlebotomist may include, among others: preparing patients for collection procedures; quality control check while performing clinical, clerical and technical duties; organizing specimens for transport to ensure sample stability; assisting in documenting and collecting monthly recording and workload data; and maintaining safe working environment.

What is an Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician?
The second part of MPI’s Phlebotomy EKG Program is EKG training. An Electrocardiograph Technician records the actions of the heart through a graphical tracing of the electrical activities that occurs during heart beats. Records derived from the electrocardiograms are vital in diagnosing any ailments as well as ensuring the progress of the patient.

National Certification and Testing is available to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) and Certified Electrocardiograph Technician (CET) upon completion of the Phlebotomy EKG Program. This can be taken as soon as graduating from an accredited institution such as Medical Professional Institute.

What is MPI’s Phlebotomy EKG Program?
The Phlebotomy EKG Program at MPI is a 10-week program that aims to teach the students real world knowledge in the following areas:

  • Proper techniques of venipuncture and skin-puncture, body fluid collection, specimen processing and lab tests
  • Acquire ability to successfully collect and process specimens using proper protocol and procedures and techniques
  • Capability to take vital signs
  • Performing EKG’s, stress test and Holter monitors
  • Understand the basic interpretation of EKG leads and waves
  • Familiarity with basic anatomy, physiology and medical terminologies
  • Knowledge of work ethics, professionalism and patient’s bill of rights
  • Computer skills such as Microsoft Office programs
  • Understanding of Career Success Course such as resume writing, job search and interview tips

How do I apply?

Applying for the Phlebotomy EKG program is very easy.

  • Call MPI at 781-397-6822 or email and talk to one of our Admissions Counselors.
  • Schedule to take an entrance exam
  • Fill out admission forms such as Application form, Records Release form, and CORI Request form
  • Submit proof of high school graduation or GED and Medical Record Form
  • Interview with our Admissions Counselor
  • Attend orientation

What happens after I graduate?
MPI’s Student Support Services assists students with their job search after they graduate from the Phlebotomy EKG Program. Graduates will be prepared both to work in a healthcare setting at an entry level, and to sit for national certification examinations.