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    IHP E05 - Phlebotomy Technician Training 
    Phlebotomists are skilled health care professionals who have been trained to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis using venipuncture and micro collection techniques. This course is designed for those interested in becoming phlebotomists, nurses, doctors, medical staff and anyone interested in the health care profession. The health care system of the laboratory, anatomy and physiology of the body systems, institutional procedures such as infection control, patient care issues such as specimen collection and handling, detailed content outline for certificate examination for phlebotomists and professionals including quality assurance and professional standards are covered. Phlebotomists must be able to identify and select equipment, supplies and additives used in blood collection and understand factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results.

    Career Outlook
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform blood work.

    Salaries vary depending on experience, hours, and location. The median annual wage for phlebotomists was $32,710 in May 2016.

    Educational Requirements
    High school diploma or equivalent

    Key topics and procedures include:


       • Explain basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
       • Define "standard precautions" and apply its principles to all procedures
       • Practice the use of medical terminology relating to the circulatory system
       • List methods of client and specimen identification
       • Describe proper bedside manner and how to prepare the client for venipuncture collection
       • Identify locations on the human body appropriate for venipuncture collection
       • Perform venipuncture by sterile needle and syringe, butterfly or the vacuum method
       • Perform skin punctures to obtain capillary blood specimens
       • Outline post-puncture care of the client
       • Prepare blood specimens for the laboratory
       • List potential pre-analytical sources of specimen error
       • Explain the potential risks and complications of the venipuncture procedure
       • Describe the role of quality assurance in the practice of phlebotomy
       • Discuss the scope of practice of the certified phlebotomy technician
       • Outline the process of application for state certification

    Summer 2018
    Evening Session
    June 4 to Aug. 20, 2018
    Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays
    6-9 p.m.
    On campus, H-building, room H-126

    Morning Session
    June 4 to Aug. 20, 2018
    Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays
    9 a.m. to noon
    On campus, H-building, room H-126

    Tuition: $2,250* (Textbooks not included)
    * = Additional college registration and technology fees may apply
    and can be purchased through the Triton College Bookstore.  

     NHA Exam Information: 

     Certified Phlebotomy Technician Exam Dates
    NHA (National Healthcareer Association)   

    To register for an exam, please visit www.nhanow.com.
    Registration and payment are due prior to the exam date.
    Exam fee: $105

    For more information, please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500, or email us.

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