Training: Blood Draw 101



8:30am - 4:30pm CST

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 


Registration is open until Friday, March 20, 2020, at 10:59pm CST (US and Canada).


Please join HCET for this one-day intensive blood draw instruction at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids. This skills-based training is an opportunity for family planning providers to learn how to draw blood and provide more comprehensive services for their clients. Participants will enjoy educational enrichment and practice provided by Mid-State Technical College phlebotomy instructors.

Registration and breakfast are at 8:30am. Training begins at 9:00am and lasts until lunch at 11:45am. Training recommences at 12:30pm and lasts until 4:30pm, when there is an evaluation.


After this one-day training, attendees will be able to:

  • Define drawing blood and infection control
  • Explain the benefits of different collection methods
  • Discuss the necessary materials for drawing blood from the arm and hand
  • Summarize how to draw blood for testing


Nichol Riedel is the Phlebotomy Technician Program Director and Lead Instructor at Mid-State Technical College. Nichol earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Stevens Point and has worked as a certified medical technologist in various clinical settings for over 20 years. She enjoys working directly with patients to support specimen collection in order to provide clinicians with accurate test results. She is highly respected by both the students and faculty at Mid-State and fully committed to delivering high-quality and high-value instruction.

Joshua Kropp MLS(ASCP), is adjunct faculty at Mid-State Technical College, and a supervisor of the Communicable Disease Division of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) in Madison, WI. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science at UW-Stevens Point, and matriculated for ASCP certification from the Clinical Practicum program at Marshfield Laboratories. Prior to joining WSLH, Joshua was technical specialist in microbiology and molecular diagnostics at The Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Weston, WI, and an EpicCare Applications Analyst at Aspirus, Inc. Joshua enjoys teaching and training, and the patient care aspect of our profession. In his personal time, Joshua enjoys volunteering with Keep Area Teens Safe – KATS – a non-profit organization in central Wisconsin dedicated to rescuing homeless teens and combating human trafficking, and serves as a director of ASCLS-WI.


Registration for this event is free for family planning clinics contracted by the Wisconsin Reproductive Health Family Planning Program.

To receive Monday's discounted hotel room rate of $82.00, reservations must be made no later than Monday, March 9. Please contact Hotel Mead and reference 'HCET-Health Care Education & Training' to set up your room reservation.

Hotel Mead

451 East Grand Ave.

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

(715) 423-1500

Click here for directions.


LPNs, RNs, NPs, and PAs.


Mid-State Technical College

500 32nd St N

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

(715) 422-5300

Click here for directions

Support By

Support is provided by Wisconsin Division of Public Health's Reproductive Health Family Planning Program.

Nursing Contact Hours

A total of 6.0 nursing contact hours are available for this event.

Actual contact hours awarded depend on the sessions attended. Contact hours are given only to participants who attend sessions in their entirety and submit an evaluation at the end of the event. Health Care Education and Training is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

About Us

HCET's mission is to provide comprehensive program development, education, and training to improve reproductive and sexual health outcomes.


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