Center for Health Professionals
Phlebotomy Training (IHP E05)
Date: May 1, 2013
Room A-122A Triton College
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
May 24, 2013 - August 2, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Building R, Room 214, Triton College
$2,250 (Additional fees will apply)
Textbooks are not Included.
This course is designed for those interested in becoming phlebotomists, nurses, doctors, medical staff and anyone interested in the health care profession. Students will learn proper technique for venous and capillary blood specimen collection. They will also focus on venipuncture techniques, equipment and difficult draws. 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. In addition, 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.
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- 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.
Textbook is not included and can be purchased through the Triton College Bookstore.