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PBT


Phlebotomy Technician

 

Who we are:

Phlebotomy technicians are key team members in hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and blood donor facilities. Phlebotomy technicians are healthcare specialists that collect patient specimens. They may execute a variety of tasks like venipuncture, micro-collection, and specimen processing and handling while ensuring the safety and confidentiality of the patient. Phlebotomy is performed primarily for diagnosis and monitoring treatment of patients’ diseases and conditions. To be successful in Phlebotomy requires a combination of highly skilled technique, knowledge of the current healthcare environment, and a sympathetic approach to patients of all ages and of various medical conditions. 

What we do:

  • Drawing blood from patients and blood donors

  • Evaluating patients' ability to withstand the procedure and helping them feel comfortable

  • Explaining blood-drawing procedure to patients and answering questions

  • Performing basic point-of-care testing, such as reading blood glucose levels

  • Preparing blood, urine, and other specimens for testing

  • Maintaining medical equipment such as needles, test tubes and blood vials

Program Overview

During our 10 week program students will acquire the practical knowledge and specialized skill required to draw blood. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion.

  • 90 Total hours

    • 53 Lecture hours

    • 37 Lab hours

Program Outline

UNIT I: INTRODUCTION TO PHLEBOTOMY

U101 - Introduction to Phlebotomy

U101 - Healthcare Structure

U101 - Safety

U101 - Infection Control

UNIT II: PHLEBOTOMY BASICS

U102 - Medical Terminology

U102 - Human Anatomy & Physiology

U102 - Circulatory, Lymphatic, & Immune Systems

UNIT III: SPECIMEN COLLECTION

U103 - Venipuncture Equipment

U103 - Routine Venipuncture

U103 - Capillary Collection

U103 - Preanalytic Variables and Venipuncture Complications

U103 - Blood Collection in Special Populations

U103 - Arterial Blood Collection

U103 - Special Collections and Procedures

U103 - Special Nonblood Collection Procedures

UNIT IV: SPECIMEN HANDLING

U104 - Specimen Handling, Transport, and Processing

U104 - Point-of-Care Testing

UNIT V: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

U105 - Quality Phlebotomy

U105 - Legal Issues in Phlebotomy

MODULE VI: EMPLOYMENT SEEKING

CERTPREP03 - Career Development and Certification Preparation

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