Introduction to Phlebotomy
This is a skills development course 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, blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. Emphasis is on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling. Topics include professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Clinical is practical instruction with close and/or direct supervision provided by the clinical professional (faculty or preceptor), generally in a clinical setting. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience. Successful completion of the course will prepare the student to challenge the ASCP national exam. (Exam not offered as part of the course). Tuition Includes: Liability Insurance (NOT health insurance) and background check. This is a direct patient contact course.
56 hours classroom/120 hours clinical. Total 176 hours./17.6 CEUs.
Instructor: Yolanda Romero-Ortiz.
- Copy of Immunizations
- Tetanus (Td or Tdap) - within last 10 years
- MMR (if born after 1957, must have 2 shots)
- Varicella (chicken pox) - 2 doses required
- Hepatitis B series - must have all three shots
- Tuberculosis (TB) test (negative result) - within past 12 months
All immunizations must be complete prior to registration.
- Copy of high school diploma/GED
- Copy of Driver's License and Social Security Card
- Copy CPR Certification – within past 2 years
- Pass background check
- Drug screen required (student’s responsibility to be completed 2 weeks before clinicals begin)
- Required uniform: set of scrubs (red), safety glasses or eyeglasses
- Textbook: Phlebotomy Essentials 6th ed. Ruth McCall & Cathee M. Tankersly
|HP00171Q||Sep 6 - Dec 13||6:00 pm - 10:00 pm|
|ATC Room 212|
|As a component of the course, 120 clinical hours will be scheduled with local healthcare facilities to provide the student with phlebotomy skills. The clinicals will be 2 - 3 days/week, the hours of: 6 am - 2 pm, 7 am - 3 pm, 2 pm - 10 pm, or 10 pm - 6 am||176.0 Hours|