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Phlebotomy

PHL 1001 - Phlebotomy (48 Hrs)

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.

Requirements:

  • Background Check (www.precheck.com)
  • Hep B Shot series (Plan ahead! This shot series takes six months)
  • TB Skin Test
  • Most clinical sites requiring the Influenza Shot

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.  

 

Contact Information

Healthcare Contact:
Angel Orozco
 aorozco@alamo.edu 

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210-486-3405

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210-486-9169