Course Objective:

To educate and train entry-level competent and diverse phlebotomists with the mental, physical and ethical knowledge and skills for career entry in the laboratory profession.

Course Highlights:

  • Collecting, transporting, handling and processing blood specimens for analysis;
  • Recognizing the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system;
  • Relating the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology to the major areas of the clinical laboratory, and to general pathologic conditions associated with body systems;
  • Recognizing factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits, when applicable;
  • Recognizing and adhering to infection control and safety policies and procedures.

Who Should attend:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity in the delivery of patient care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents.
  • Follow standard operating procedures to collect specimens.
  • Demonstrate understanding of quality assurance and quality control in phlebotomy.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training background for career entry in the laboratory profession.

Course Duration:

8 hours