Get the Skills to Become a Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Training Program

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 doctors 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.

Instructional Areas

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.

Testing
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, Â national origin or physical handicap.

Testing

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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