The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection 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 2020.
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
Skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely
- Terminology and related anatomy and physiology
Education and Certification
- Several state and national certification exams exist to test the competency of aspiring phlebotomy technicians.
Topics covered in the course include:
The history of phlebotomy and the healthcare setting
Quality assurance and legal issues
Infection control, safety, first aid, and personal wellness
Universal precautions including safety protocols, infection control
Laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control)
Blood banks and blood typing, lab departments and personnel
Medical terminology and laboratory theory
Human anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
Specimen collection, processing, and handling
Blood collection equipment, additives, and order of draw
Venipuncture specimen collection procedures
Capillary puncture equipment and procedures
Special collections and point-of-care testing
Arterial puncture procedures
Non-blood specimens and tests
Pediatric and geriatric blood collection
Blood and blood composition, blood tubes, coagulation, venipuncture protocols, etc.
Heel puncture, protocol, practice, and syringe draws
Respiratory, pneumonia and TB isolation protocol
Laboratory skills and simulated/animated labs
Program is offered online classes. Online classes offer the same great program as the traditional class with the added flexibility of attending class from anywhere or at any time.
$1199.00 (Online course)
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