Phlebotomy Training Program Description
The phlebotomy training program is designed to prepare students with theoretical and hands-On training necessary to perform multi-tasked duties as a phlebotomist. The content includes, but is not limited to, communication, leadership, human relations, and employability skills; performance of safe and efficient work practices in obtaining adequate and correct blood specimens by capillary or venipuncture on adults, children and neonates; maintaining the integrity of the specimen in relation to the test to be performed; preparing blood smears; labeling specimens accurately and completely; collecting timed specimens; promoting the comfort and well-being of the patient while performing blood collecting duties; observing safety policies and procedures; medical terminology; emergency procedures including CPR; delivering a variety of clinical specimens to the clinical laboratory; sorting and recording specimens received in the laboratory; centrifuging specimens and preparing aliquots of samples according to the designated protocol; distributing samples to appropriate laboratory sections; and preparing collection trays for specimen procurement. A graduate of this program will be able to obtain an entry-level position as a phlebotomist. After completion of the required curriculum course a student will be able to work in a hospital, clinics, independent medical laboratories, and doctor’s offices.
Phlebotomists are proficient in:
1. Collecting, transporting, handling and processing blood specimens for analysis;
2. Recognizing the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system;
3. Relating the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology to the major areas of the clinical laboratory, and to general pathologic conditions associated with body systems;
4. Identifying and selecting equipment, supplies and additives used in blood collection;
5. Recognizing factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits, when applicable;
6. Recognizing and adhering to infection control and safety policies and procedures;
7. Monitoring quality control within predetermined limits;
8. Recognizing the various components of the health care delivery system;
9. Recognizing the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interacting with them with respect for their jobs and patient care;
10. Demonstrating professional conduct, stress management, interpersonal and communication skills with patients, peers and other health care personnel and with the public;
11. Demonstrating an understanding of requisitioning and the legal implications of their work environment;
12. Applying basic principles in learning new techniques and procedures;
13. Recognizing and acting upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.
The curriculum will include instruction/experiences in the following:
- 135 hours of applied experiences;
- Performance of a minimum of 25 successful unaided venipuncture collections;
- Performance of a minimum of 10 successful unaided capillary collections;
- Instruction in a variety of collection techniques, including vacuum collection devices, syringe and capillary/skin-puncture methods.
Performance Based Outcomes for Phlebotomy Training Programs as approved by the National Healthcareer Association. At the completion of this course, each student will be eligible to take the National certification exam in phlebotomy. In order to become nationally certified as a Phlebotomy Technician, CPT, you will have to achieve a minimum passing score of 70% on the certification exam and prove competency performing a live venipunctures and capillary sticks.
No person shall be excluded from participation or subject to any form of discrimination because of sex, race, age, religion, national origin or physical handicap.
Program Course Outline:
Phlebotomy Training Program Course
PHB 101 – History of Phlebotomy
PHB 102 – Quality Assurance, Infection Control, & Safety
PHB 103 – Medical Terminology
PHB 104 – Human Anatomy & Physiology
PHB 105 – Blood Collection Equipment & Venipuncture Procedure
PHB 106 – Preanalytical Considerations
PHB 107 – Capillary Puncture Equipment & Procedure
PHB 108 – Special Collections & Point-of-Care Testing
PHB 109 – Arterial Puncture Procedures
PHB 110 – Nonblood Specimens & Tests, Specimen Handling Procedures
PHB 111 – Skill Laboratory
PHB 112 – Clinical Externship
The approximate time required to complete the Phlebotomy Program is nine weeks.
Class Schedule, Dates, Tuition and Fees:
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Career Guidance Program
Here at Smithwood Medical Institute, LLC, we believe in the power of teaching real nursing and medical skills that will save lives. Our dedication and commitment to your success doesn’t stop in the classroom. Our campus career guidance program offers these services to help you find and apply for career opportunities after graduation:
• Employment Applications and Résumés: We can help you design your résumé, offer you tips on writing it, complete employment applications to apply for career opportunities, and more.
• Professional Development Services: We can help you with job interviewing skills, give you tips on your professional appearance, and offer valuable advice on how to follow up after the interview.
• Interaction with Prospective Employers: During clinical, you will have the opportunity to interact with prospective employers at the facilities that we will be training within. We invite employers to visit our campus to offer employment applications to graduating students, interview graduating students, conduct pre-employment screenings, and discuss current/future job openings.
• Interviews with Prospective Employers: We can assist you by contacting prospective employers in an effort to set up interviews for you!
Career Partnerships with Medical Entities
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