This course is offered at Evendale campus.
Phlebotomists are vital members of the clinical laboratory team whose main function is to obtain patient blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the health care system - hospitals, group practices, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), public health facilities, insurance carriers, and other medical settings. The Phlebotomy Technician Program is designed for students seeking preparation to function in entry-level positions.
The 90-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares graduates to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.
Help students gain an understanding of:
- Anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, and medical terminology & theory
- Laboratory law, ethics, and regulatory issues
- Specimen documentation and transportation, non - blood specimen collection, pediatric & geriatric blood collection, specimen collection, and processing & handling
- Quality, competency, and performance assessment; laboratory operations
- Cells, lab safety, anatomy of the arm, use of a tourniquet, and anatomy of arteries & veins
- Blood and blood composition, blood tubes, coagulation, vein puncture protocols, blood banks, blood typing, lab departments, and personnel
- Universal precautions - safety protocols, infection control, pneumonia & TB isolation protocol, live venipuncture & skin punctures, and syringe practice
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)/Differential Blood Count (DIFF), hematological lab tests, disease & disorders, and order of draw
- Training arm practice and other clinical lab exercises
- This course prepares an individual to sit for the National Healthcare Association (NHA) certification exam
- NOTE: This 90-hour program does NOT include a clinical rotation.