: The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO’s, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease. Current healthcare industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2018.
The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares students to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Also includes terminology, blood collection procedures, order of draw and other engaging topics. Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider!
The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood and other specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. This course covers the following key areas and topics:
• Process and procedures for collecting blood specimens for laboratory analysis
• All aspects of blood collection and related procedures
• The order of draw
• Universal precautions
• Skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely
• Terminology and related anatomy and physiology
Phlebotomy Technician Detailed Course Information:
• The history of Phlebotomy and the roles and responsibilities of a Phlebotomy Technician
• Laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control,), quality assurance , laboratory law, ethics and regulatory issues
• Anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system and anatomy of the hand, leg & foot – including arteries and veins
• Universal precautions – safety protocols, infection control and medical asepsis
• Specimen collection, processing, handling, documentation and transportation
• Venipuntcures and skin puncture practice, syringe practice, heel puncture, protocol, syringe draws, etc.
• National Certification: Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to pursue the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Exam.Instructor Description
: This program is supported by an expert educational mentor, Patrice Arevalo. Patrice has a degree in medical assisting from The Career College of Northern Nevada as well as a degree in dental assisting from the Community College of the Air Force. She is available to provide guidance and motivation for learners throughout the duration of this program. As an expert mentor, she will provide answers to learner questions, monitor learner's program progression, and review lesson and program quiz/test results.Certification
: Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to pursue the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Exam. In addition, several state and national certification exams exist to test the competency of aspiring phlebotomy technicians.
Included in this program are the following textbooks:
• Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Specimen Collection From Basic to Advanced, 8e
•Phlebotomy Technician Program Student Workbook, Custom Edition