The following is a select list of phlebotomy-related links to sites with interesting and informative content. If you have a phlebotomy-related website you would like for us to include, please contact us.
Schools and Certification
Phlebotomy School Directories
Provides advice on how to find a phlebotomy school in your area and includes a state-by-state search function. Also lists hallmarks of a good phlebotomy program.
Phlebotomy Certification Agencies
A complete list of recommended phlebotomy certification agencies in the U.S. according to our standards of excellence.
For California Phlebotomists
California Phlebotomy Certification— Managed by the California Department of Public Health, this site provides links to applicable laws and regulations for phlebotomy certification. Listings of phlebotomy training schools and national certification examinations, which have been approved for state certification purposes are included. The most common questions and answers concerning California phlebotomy regulations are also provided, along with a link for phlebotomists to apply online for certification.
Phlebotek— Provides medical staffing and job placement services exclusively to phlebotomists and employers who seek them.
Career Builder— Lists phlebotomy and other healthcare positions in your area. Includes useful utilities like salary and resume tools and valuable tips on how to give an interview.
Indeed.com—Lists phlebotomy jobs searchable by geographic area.
HMonster.com— HMonster is a career management site designed for the needs of healthcare professionals. In addition to allowing visitors to find open positions in Phlebotomy and all other healthcare disciplines, HMonster visitors can chat with a healthcare expert for guidance on career options, interact with other medical/laboratory professionals, calculate salaries in different parts of the country, find information on continuing education, read industry news, and sign up for job alerts.
Kelly Services— Kelly Services, Inc. offers a job search and résumé posting service on its website. Kelly Services provides temporary staffing services, staff leasing, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement and employment to more than 700,000 employees annually.
SimplyHired— Pulls listings from thousands of sites across the web, including job boards, company sites, newspapers, non-profit organizations, and government sites. A good resource for finding more information about a specific location’s job market.
The Job Fool— Founded in 2006, this site connects job seekers with job opportunities and employers with qualified candidates for their job openings.
LinkUp— Searches jobs on thousands of company sites, allowing the user to apply to job openings found directly on company websites.
Glassdoor— A free career community that givers users an inside look at jobs and companies. Includes salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more.
Liability Insurance for Phlebotomists
ASCLS membership benefit— Join the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences and qualify for professional liability insurance.
HPSO—The Health Providers Service Organization offers professional liability insurance to phlebotomists, other healthcare professionals and students.
ACHP— The American Council of Healthcare Professionals offers professional liability to a wide variety of healthcare professions, including phlebotomists. Annual premiums for $1 million/$3 million coverage is $62.
Other Related Web Sites
Randolph World Ministries— When Tim Randolph isn’t teaching clinical laboratory science at St. Louis University, he’s managing a ministry that provides expired and surplus laboratory supplies and equipment to the clinical laboratories of Haiti. If you have unused, surplus or expired laboratory supplies and equipment, visit this site and make a difference in this impoverished nation.
Terry Jo Gile, The Safety Lady— This dynamic website offers lots of free information on making your laboratory safe and OSHA compliant. Articles, audio clips, and back issues of the Safety Savvy newsletter can be accessed at no charge as well as information on the services of this highly recruited safety consultant.
The Fritsma Factor— A forum developed by coagulation guru George Fritsma designed as a place to access and share knowledge, information and insight about the world of hemostasis.
Hospital Safety Score— Provides a search feature allowing visitors to view the Hospital Safety Score for hospitals in their area. The Hospital Safety Score is calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections.
PulmoLab— Online phlebotomy supply superstore. Your complete source for blood collection supplies and equipment.
ARO Consulting— Arbique-Rendell Onsite Training and Consulting of Halifax, Nova Scotia specializes in phlebotomy-related workshops and seminars, Point-of-Care testing education and competence assessments, risk management consultations and assessments, customized workshops and training on laboratory related topics, and community phlebotomy response planning. Clients include community colleges, nursing homes, healthcare institutions, providers of community blood collection services, and pharmacies. Site offers extremely well researched online quizzes on venipuncture and skin puncture with immediate feedback for right and wrong answers.
Safe In Common— a non-profit organization established in 2010 to enhance and save the lives of U.S. healthcare at risk of harm from needlestick injuries.
Certification Examination Resource Materials—American Medical Technologists has published a list of resources for anyone taking laboratory certification exams, including a section for phlebotomy exam candidates.
ABP— A continuing education organization that offers a two-day workshop for healthcare workers who want to learn to draw blood and a one-day workshop for healthcare professionals who want a review of the latest phlebotomy guidelines or to prepare for a national certification examination.
LabExplorer— A comprehensive resource for laboratorians and one of the most ambitious laboratory pages on the web. Provides an exhaustive list of laboratory and healthcare organizations, a calendar of conferences and meetings, laboratory-related links(including links to the web sites of over 100 clinical laboratory science programs), and current news affecting laboratorians. Also provides access to a growing list of experts in various laboratory-related fields for answers to specific queries.
Allied Health World— Contains one of the best and most comprehensive descriptions of the phlebotomy profession, what a phlebotomist does, and the training required.
Lab Tests Online— A public resource on clinical lab testing from the laboratory professionals who do the testing. Helps users learn about the many clinical laboratory tests that are part of routine care and serves as a quick reference tool for medical professionals.
The Empowered Patient Coalition— a charitable organization devoted to helping the public improve the quality and safety of their healthcare.
Salary Survey— Provides a current range of annual salaries for phlebotomists and all other allied healthcare professions.
National Association of Phlebotomists— The United Kingdom’s national phlebotomy association. Their mission: “Taking Phlebotomy forward through professional recognition, the sharing of knowledge and the development of skills.” Site contains contact information, history of the organization, educational opportunities, meetings, and a newsletter.
The Phlebotomist’s Association of Ireland— Set up in 1995 by the members of the phlebotomy profession, PAI addresses various issues of concern to the profession and meets the needs of phlebotomists throughout the country.
SpecimenCare.com— An online source for education and data on the preanalytical phase of laboratory testing. The site provides a quick, easy path to a comprehensive selection of relevant literature, raises awareness of preanalytical variables in the laboratory and medical community, and improves the safety and efficiency of the laboratory services by controlling preanalytical variables.
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)— A globally recognized, voluntary consensus standards-developing organization that enhances the value of medical testing within the healthcare community through the development and dissemination of standards, guidelines, and best practices.
American Nurses Association— A good source of information on nursing issues and organization, but those who follow needle-safety legislation will find current information on state and national initiatives to be helpful.
International Healthcare Worker Safety Center— Maintained by the University of Virginia Health System, this site offers information on available needle safety devices, exposure estimates, seroconversions following exposures to bloodborne pathogens, state legislative activity, and an exposure prevention checklist.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)— A direct source of documents and resources affecting those who collect, process, and test biological fluids. Includes OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (1910.1030).
LabMarketplace— A comprehensive website where visitors can compare and evaluate a wide variety of laboratory products, tests, and services, in addition to finding information on industry jobs and conferences.