Phlebotomy

A Phlebotomist is an integral part of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples from patients by venipuncture or micro-techniques. Phlebotomists are in demand for positions in laboratories, hospitals, clinics, and physician offices. Lab tests, ordered by physicians, are a key component to diagnosing and treatment of patients. The phlebotomist facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens, and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical laboratory. The need to assure quality and patient safety mandates strict professional behavior and standards of practice in any clinical environment.

Course Outcomes:

  • Role of the Phlebotomist
  • Quality Assurance and Legal Issues
  • Universal Precautions
  • Basic Medical Terminology
  • Basic Anatomy, Physiology and Circulation
  • Blood Collection Equipment and Additives
  • Venipuncture Specimen Collection Procedures
  • Butterfly Needle Technique
  • Blood Collection Variables and Complications
  • Procedural Errors and Troubleshooting
  • Specific Testing and Collection Requirements
  • Specimen Handling and Processing

 

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