Becoming a Phlebotomist – What’s blood got to do with it?
Test don’t guess
Testing is a big part of making sure that any time spent with a health practitioner is used wisely. Whenever mystery symptoms crop up it is always a good idea to consider blood testing. It can give you a really clear insight into what is going on inside your body and blood never lies! Information you can get from a simple blood draw means that together we can fast track your progress towards feeling yourself, achieving your goals and becoming the healthiest version of yourself possible. In order to get a good range of markers tested you need a venous blood draw (from the vein) and for that you will need to see a phlebotomist.
Building my own solutions! – why becoming a phlebotomist was the answer
My frustration has been that getting a private blood draw for testing has become more and more challenging. For a long time, I have been asking clients to drive miles to see a phlebotomist. I dislike this as I feel that it is inconvenient, and takes up your precious time.
So, a few months ago I decided that I would add blood draws to my clinical offering. I started the research process to find a suitable trainer. I was horrified to learn that there is no formal pathway to become an accredited phlebotomist. In fact anyone can set up without training and start taking blood! Insurance might be another matter however.
If you have worked with me before, you’ll know I am always keen to do things “the right way”. With this phlebotomist training process, that wasn’t necessarily either the easy or cheaper way to do things!
I attended the weekend-long training and obtained my Certificate to Practice. I could be confident that I could perform blood draws safely and efficiently, without risk or harm to my clients.
That wasn’t enough for me however, I wanted to ensure that I could set up the best clinical environment, equipment, policies and processes. I signed myself up for a face-to-face mentoring process and completed my first mentoring day in December.
It was a great opportunity to observe blood draws performed in the real world, implementing first aid when required and viewing a fully functioning blood clinic. I completed my first few draws on real humans and found that quickly I got into a rhythm with it all.
I’ve found my home
I am delighted to say that I have now found my blood clinic base at Le Roux Chiropractic in Weston Super Mare, and the space is fantastic. I can offer blood draw services one morning a month at the moment. This means that I can fast-track my local clients through their blood draw process. We then have results to work through and can make headway towards your health goals without delay!
Get to know yourself through phlebotomy
If you are interested in knowing what is going on in your body, to prevent future illness and to ensure that you are doing everything that you can to ensure a vibrant, healthy life, get in touch. To have a free 30 minute chat to source the right test for you, book here – Book a free consultation
I am offering blood interpretation sessions as a stand-alone service without the necessity to go through a Nutritional Therapy package process. Book a blood draw here – Book a blood draw
Is this an advertisement to train to become a phlebotomist
Hi Andrea, thank you for your comment and for reading my blog post. This post is about how I added blood draw services to my clinical practice by training as a phlebotomist but doesn’t name the training company I used, so does not advertise them. Stay well, Jeni