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.
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.