PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN (CIP Code 51.1009)
Clock Hours: 120
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.
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.
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
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
Warekois, R. (2015). Phlebotomy. 4th Edition, Elsevier.
Phlebotomy Techniques: A Laboratory Workbook
Program Cost Full Assessment:
Tuition Fee $ 1395.00
Books, Materials, Uniforms and other course fees additional