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Phlebotomy

PLAB 1023 - Phlebotomy (162 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.

Prerequisite:

  • 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

 

Course/CRN Dates Day/Time Payment Deadline
PHL 1001 01/20-02/26 TR / 5:30-9:30PM  

PHL 1002 



03/03-04/03

 


TR / Various




 

 
 
 

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Healthcare Contact:
Angel Orozco
 aorozco@alamo.edu 

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