Phlebotomy Certificate

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Phlebotomy Certificate

Phlebotomy Certificate

The Phlebotomy Certificate prepares students to work as phlebotomists, highly-trained labratory professionals whose primary responsibility is the collection of blood specimens through venipuncture and skin puncture techniques to be used for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donation. Phlebotomists are employed in a wide variety of settings, including hospital laboratories, clinicals, physician offices, private laboratories, blood collection centers, home health agencies, and home visits for insurance agencies.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe how to perform a venipuncture using ETS, syringe, or butterfly, list required patient and specimen identification information, describe how to handle patient ID discrepancies, and state the acceptable reasons for inability to collect a specimen..
  • Demonstrate knowledge of each venipuncture step from the time the test request is received until the specimen is delivered to the lab, and define associated terminology..
  • Identify challenges and unique aspects associated with collecting specimens from pediatric and geriatric patients..
  • Identify key elements of the Blood-Borne Pathogen Standard and the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, and identify associated organizations.
  • Identify hazards, warning symbols, and safety rules related to the laboratory, patient areas, and biological, electrical, fire, radiation, and chemical safety, and discuss actions to take if incidents occur.
  • Describe the organization and function of the medical laboratory.
  • Identify the educational credentials of various personnel who work in medical laboratories Identify and use laboratory requisitions and reports with proper documentation and confidentiality.
  • Describe CLIA-Waived testing including test from urinalysis, blood collection, hematology, chemistry, immunology, and microbiology.
  • Describe how to use and care for the microscope.
  • Describe the proper collection and transportation procedures for various microbiological specimens.
  • Perform and describe the following microbiological procedures: Throat swab specimen, Gram Staining, Acid- fast satin, wet mount and KOH preparation.
  • Identify the types of specimens commonly used for drug testing, and explain why urine specimens are very useful and convenient for drug screening tests.
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Potential Occupations

  • Phlebotomist


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