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  • Are you new to training or mentoring phlebotomy students or staff?
  • Is your curriculum as comprehensive as it should be? Does it reflect the current standards?
  • Are gaps in your training program responsible for customer service and sample quality problems?
  • Is your phlebotomy program producing outstanding phlebotomists, or mediocre employees?
  • Is your phlebotomy team turn-over rate off the charts?

“Fantastic opportunity for bettering my training program, and beginning a new mentoring program. A lot of work went into this program....bravo! Looking forward to sending phlebotomists to the next seminar! Thanks for all the reference material.”
B. Brown, Vincennes, Indiana

“I would recommend that this program be available regularly and that for anyone training phlebotomists it should be a required course.”
G. Souza, Boston, MA

“Both Catherine and Lisa were extremely knowledgeable and did an exceptional job of sharing their experiences and knowledge. Amazing job with the overall execution of this seminma.”
D. Dejesus, Winterhaven, FL

“Excellent lectures, hand-outs, sharing of experiences with everyone, resources. Exactly what I had hoped it would be and more. ”
D. Beran, Arizona

Whether you are new to training phlebotomists or a seasoned educator, the Center for Phlebotomy Education is conducting an intensive three-day seminar designed to help managers and educators refine their training programs to optimize their staff’s performance and expertise. A faculty of world-class instructors will cover topics essential to every healthcare professional who draws blood samples including:

  • Training according to CLSI standards
  • Nurturing professionalism and responsibility
  • Understanding different learning styles for maximum effectiveness
  • Producing trainees who understand the impact of preanalytical errors
  • Measuring student and staff competencies
  • Mentoring students and new staff... and much more

Dates for 2013!

Our past attendees have asked us to extend this valuable event to three days; we listened.

May 8–10, 2013
July 10–12, 2013
November 6–8, 2013

This seminar sold out last year, so get registered today!

Registration: $425; seating is limited.

Registration includes a continental breakfast buffet each morning, a hot plated lunch, a portfolio of resources, 18 P.A.C.E.® continuing education credits and a CD with over $500 worth of templates, documents, and other tools to help you implement what you've learned.

Besides learning how to be a more effective trainer, participants will be able to network with their peers from across the country, and share ideas, strategies, and solutions to their most perplexing problems.

Click here to register online, or call toll-free 866-657-9857.
Valid facility purchase orders can be faxed to 812-738-5750.


Seminar Presenters

Lisa Steinam PBT(ASCP)

Lisa has over 15 years of patient care and phlebotomy experience. She has taught phlebotomy in both hospital and college programs for over 12 years and serves as program director for our highly acclaimed School of Phlebotomy. The high-caliber students from Lisa's program are coveted by area hospitals upon graduation.

Catherine Ernst RN, PBT(ASCP)

Catherine is the Vice-President of the Center for Phlebotomy Education and the Administrator and an instructor at our School of Phlebotomy. She founded the school in 2009, writing the curriculum and teaching the first classes. She co-authored a textbook on phlebotomy and writes staff development materials used in hospitals and schools nationwide. She serves as an expert witness in phlebotomy-related lawsuits.

Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP)

Dennis is the Executive Director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, Inc. Besides being a highly recruited international lecturer, he has authored over 50 articles on phlebotomy, two textbooks, and a desk reference. He chairs CLSI working groups, participated on CDC Best Practices panels, and serves as editor of the Phlebotomy Today family of newsletters. He has served as an expert witness in phlebotomy-related lawsuits.

Location: The Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky

Special room rates of $135.00 (plus taxes) per night have been arranged for our attendees. Parking is $20 per day. To reserve your room, call the Brown Hotel at 1-888-888-5252 and mention the Center for Phlebotomy Education's Train-the-Trainer seminar to get the discounted rate.

Louisville International Airport (SDF) serves our area and the Brown Hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle service around the clock. With so much to do in the Louisville area, come early or stay late, and take in the sights in this city that's loaded with historical attractions.

Phlebotomy CE Half-Day

Code | #2014-Half-Day
Price | $69.00
Quantity in Basket | none

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Your choice of sessions: 8:30 am to 11:45 am or 12:45 pm to 4:00 pm

San Francisco Marriott Union Square, 480 Sutter Street, San Francisco

  • Do you or your phlebotomy staff need to get continuing education credits fast?
  • Having trouble finding pertinent continuing education topics for phlebotomy?
  • Need a convenient location to go for your phlebotomy continuing education needs?
  • Only need 3 hours of CE credit? No problem – Choose this option, then select either the A.M. or P.M. session.!

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, register for our Phlebotomy CE Day seminar where a faculty of world-class presenters, who also present at our Phlebotomy Supervisor’s Boot Camp, will bring you up to date on the preanalytical processes and customer service techniques you need to be a polished professional. Located near Union Square in downtown San Francisco, the seminar is easy to get to on public transportation.

Phlebotomy CE Day

Code | #2014
Price | $99.00
Quantity in Basket | none

Saturday, November 15, 2014
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

San Francisco Marriott Union Square 480 Sutter St. San Francisco

  • Do you or your phlebotomy staff need to get continuing education credits fast?
  • Having trouble finding pertinent continuing education topics for phlebotomy?
  • Need a convenient location to go for your phlebotomy continuing education needs?
  • Only need 3 hours of CE credit? No problem – We also offer half-day sessions!

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, register for our Phlebotomy CE Day seminar where a faculty of world-class presenters, who also present at our Phlebotomy Supervisor’s Boot Camp, will bring you up to date on the preanalytical processes and customer service techniques you need to be a polished professional. Located near Union Square in downtown San Francisco, the seminar is easy to get to on public transportation.