PHL 1001 - Phlebotomy (48 Hrs) REGISTRATION OPEN!
This course prepares for skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods, using proper techniques and universal precautions.
- Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children and infants.
- Emphasis on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning.
- Topics include professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology.
- Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety; demonstrate understanding of quality assurance and the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system; and demonstrate knowledge of collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary, and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents.
- Demonstrate proper techniques to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture on adults, children, and infants; and demonstrate the knowledge of requisitioning specimen transport and specimen processing.
PHL 1002- Phlebotomy Clinical (100-120 Hrs)
This course prepares for skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods, using proper techniques and universal precautions. Under the supervision of a clinical instructor, the student will collect blood specimens to develop proficiency. The student's goal is to perform all related tasks with superior technical skill under minimal supervision and to express a complete understanding of the principles and application; the student will also be evaluated in these areas.
IMPORTANT: Students who have safely and successfully completed their required venipunctures and finger sticks will be sent to a clinical site upon the recommendation of the lead instructor and program manager.Our program has multiple partners at various locations and the student should be prepared to attend their clinical during daytime lab hours for approximately 3-4 weeks.
Licenses and Certification
During the course of accredited phlebotomy programs, students complete eligibility requirements and prepare for a certification examination, which is offered by several agencies including:
- American Society for Clinical Pathology
- American Medical Technoloigists
- American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians
- National Health Career Association
American Society for Clinical Pathology
Students interested in pursuing certification from the ASCP Board of Certification can reference the Procedures Booklet found at http://www.ascp.org/PDF/BOC-PDFs/procedures/Examination-Procedures.pdf. The booklet contains complete information on eligibility requirements, application guidelines, and examination procedures.