PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN (CIP Code 51.1009) 

Description  

Clock Hours: 120 

Theory/Lab/Clinical: 80/20/20 

This 120 clock hour program prepares the graduate to function as phlebotomist and as a vital member of the clinical laboratory team whose main function is to obtain patient's blood specimens by venipuncture and micro collection along with transportation of other clinical laboratory specimens.  

Specific Admission Requirements: 

1.  The prospective student must be at least 16 years of age.  

2.  A reading comprehension proficiency of at least 10th grade level.  

3.  A Physical examination, which includes a TB test within the last 12 months  

4.  Criminal Background Check (to be initiated by school)  

5.  Copy of health insurance coverage  

Potential Places of Employment:  

Phlebotomists are employed throughout the health care system - hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO's public health facilities, Veterans hospitals and blood banks.  The field of phlebotomy has greatly expanded in the past several years and the role of this integral member of the health care team has recently been brought into much sharper focus.  

 

The threat of AIDS, hepatitis and risks to all segments of society from other infectious diseases has dramatically emphasized the need for quickly expanding training programs, while maintaining the highest possible standards of instruction and continuing education for these health care professionals.  

 

Patient safety and quality assurance, which adhere to the most stringent professional standards are essential at every echelon of the health care process. The society's continuing good health may very well depend on it.  

 

Certification Requirement:  

National certification to practice as phlebotomist is not required, however, successful graduates are encouraged to obtain a national certification. Benefits to obtaining a national certification may include: more job opportunities, an increased pay scale, job security, and increased subject matter expertise.  

 

Program Objectives/Outcomes:

 

At the end of the course, 

 

  • The student will be able to demonstrate overall knowledge of phlebotomy practice 

  • The student will be able to identify the organizational  healthcare structure  

  • The student will be able to demonstrate safety practices in the healthcare setting and when conducting phlebotomy 

  • The student will be able to identify  infection control strategies 

  • The student will be able to use basic medical terminologies 

  • The student will be able to identify  body structure and functions 

  • The student will be able to discuss the basic circulatory, lymphatic and immune system function and structure 

  • The student will be able to identify the supplies needed for  the venipuncture procedure  

  • The student will be able to demonstrate the venipuncture procedure proficiently 

  • The student will be able to demonstrate the dermal venipuncture procedure  

  • The student will be able to articulate possible complications of venipuncture procedure  

  • The student will be able to demonstrate arterial blood collection procedure  

  • The student will be able to identify legal issues affecting the practice of phlebotomy 

 

Content Outline  

Unit 1 Introduction to Phlebotomy  

Chapter 1:  Introduction to Phlebotomy 

Chapter 2:  Healthcare Structure 

Chapter 3: Safety 

Chapter 4:  Infection Control  

 

Unit 2 Basics of Phlebotomy  

Chapter 5: Medical Terminology 

Chapter 6: Human Anatomy and Physiology 

Chapter 7: Circulatory, Lymphatic, and Immune System 

 

Unit # 3 Specimen Collection  

Chapter 8: Venipuncture Equipment 

Chapter 9: Routine Venipuncture 

Chapter 10: Dermal Puncture 

Chapter 11: Venipuncture Complications 

Chapter 12: Blood Collection in Special Population 

Chapter 13: Arterial Blood Collection 

Chapter 14: Special Collections and Procedures 

Chapter 15: Special Non-Blood Collection Procedures 

 

Unit 4 Specimen Handling  

Chapter 16: Specimen Transport, Handling and Processing 

Chapter 17: Point of Care Testing  

 

Unit 5 Professional Issues 

Chapter 18: Quality Phlebotomy 

Chapter 19: Legal Issues in Phlebotomy 

 

Textbooks: 

Warekois, R. (2015). Phlebotomy. 4th Edition, Elsevier. 

Additional Materials: 

Phlebotomy Techniques: A Laboratory Workbook

Program Cost Full Assessment: 

 

Tuition Fee                                      $  1395.00 

Books, Materials, Uniforms and other course fees additional

 

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