Center for Health Professionals
Phlebotomy Technician Training
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 OutlookAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to
2022, 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 $29,730 in May 2012.
Educational RequirementsHigh 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
Spring 2017Evening Session Feb. 13 to May 8, 2017Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays6-9 p.m.On campus, H-building, room H-126
Morning SessionFeb. 13 to May 8, 2017Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays9 a.m. to noonOn campus, H-building, room H-126
Tuition: $2,250* (Textbooks not included)* = Additional college registration and technology fees may applyTextbooks and can be purchased through the Triton College Bookstore.
NHA Exam Information:
Certified Phlebotomy Technician Exam DatesNHA (National Healthcareer Association)
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