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PHLEBOTOMY FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS SEMINAR

Admissions Requirements
Individuals applying for this course are required to be at least 18 years of age; present proof of secondary education with a HS or college transcript, diploma, or GED; AHA BLS/CPR certification, current immunizations, and TB screen are required.
This course is for healthcare providers, demonstrated by licensure, education, or employment verification.
Sufficient physical and mental health to perform venipuncture is verified through the health screen/school physical provided by the student.

Seminar Description:
This 60 hour/three-week seminar enhances basic skills of healthcare providers to perform safe and effective venipuncture. Students will receive a certificate of completion upon graduation.
After completion of this seminar and an additional 25 venipunctures and 5 capillary collections within six months of graduation, graduates are eligible to take the optional National Healthcare Careers Assn (NHA) certification exam.
Graduates are eligible to work in many hospitals, clinical and medical laboratories, blood banks, and other healthcare settings upon graduation.

Program Outline:

Subject # Subject Title Clock Hours
Lec Lab Ext Total
PHL 101 Healthcare Settings and the Role of the Phlebotomist 03 00 00 03
PHL 102 Legal and Ethical Issues in Phlebotomy 03 00 00 03
PHL 103 Communication and Patient Diversity 03 00 00 03
PHL 104 Infection Prevention and Control 03 00 00 03
PHL 105 Safety Measures for Care Team Members and Patients 03 00 00 03
PHL 106 Overview of the Human Body 03 00 00 03
PHL 107 The Circulatory System in Depth 03 00 00 03
PHL108 Preparing for Specimen Collection 03 00 00 03
PHL109 Collecting Blood Specimens by Venipuncture 03 03 00 06
PHL110 Collecting Blood Specimens by Capillary (Dermal) Puncture 03 00 00 03
PHL111 Nonblood Specimens 03 00 00 03
PHL112 Skills Lab 00 24 00 24
Total Hours 33 27 00 60

PROGRAM COSTS (does not include books, uniform, or certification exams): Registration $100 Tuition $775 Total Cost $875

Phlebotomy For Healthcare Providers Seminar Topic Descriptions

PHL101 Healthcare Settings and the Role of the Phlebotomist (Lec 03 Cl Hrs / Lab 00 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) (Day 1)
Roles and responsibilities, common settings, clinical laboratories, the healthcare team, policies and procedures, quality assurance, professionalism, proper hygiene and grooming, time management, stress management.

PHL102 Legal and Ethical Issues in Phlebotomy (Lec 03 Cl Hrs / Lab 00 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) (Day 1)
Law and ethic terms, legal and ethical behavior, HIPAA, CLIA and laboratory certification, legal considerations in healthcare, patient rights.

PHL103 Communication and Patient Diversity (Lec 03 Cl Hrs / Lab 00 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) (Day 2)
Verbal and nonverbal communication, barriers to communication styles and preferences, documentation, communicating with different populations.

PHL104 Infection Prevention and Control (Lec 03 Cl Hrs / Lab 00 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) (Day 2)
Define infection prevention and discuss types of infections, chain of infection, standard and transmission based precautions, hand hygiene, PPE, bloodborne pathogens, needlstick safety, handling equipment and specimens, responsibilities of infection prevention.

PHL105 Safety Measures for Care Team Members and Patients (Lec 03 Cl Hrs / Lab 00 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) (Day 3)
OSHA and laboratory safety, safety practices in the laboratory setting, common hazards, Safety Data Sheet, measures to protect patients.

PHL106 Overview of the Human Body (Lec 03 Cl Hrs / Lab 00 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) (Day 3)
Review nine body sytems and key anatomical terms.

PHL107 The Circulatory System in Depth (Lec 03 Cl Hrs / Lab 00 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) (Day 4)
Describe the circulatory system and the structure and function of the heart, cardiac conduction system, blood vessels, ABO blood group and the RH factor, arterial venous and capillary blood, hemostasis and coagulation.

PHL108 Preparing for Specimen Collection (Lec 03 Cl Hrs / Lab 00 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) (Day 4)
Venipuncture and capillary puncture types of specimens collected by Phlebotomists, accuracy and avoiding errors, color coding of collection tubes, order of draw, collection times, patient identification, safe collection, specimen handling and transportation.

PHL109 Collecting Blood Specimens by Venipuncture (Lec 03 Cl Hrs / Lab 03 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) (Day 5)
How blood test are ordered, comon venipuncture blood tests, appropriate tourniquet use, site selection and cleaning, guidelines for ensuring specimen integrity, special blood collections, processing and transportation of blood specimens.

PHL110 Collecting Blood Specimens by Capillary (Dermal) Puncture (Lec 03 Cl Hrs / Lab 03 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) (Day 6)
Site selection, clean, and skin preparation, finger and heel procedures, guidelines for ensuring integrity of capillary specimens, special capillary collections, point-of-care tests on capillary blood.

PHL111 Nonblood Specimens (Lec 03 Cl Hrs / Lab 00 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) (Day 6)
Guidelines for different types of urine, stool, throat culture collection, safe handling, and transportation of specimens.

PHL112 Skills lab (Lec 00 Cl Hrs / Lab 24 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) (Day 7-10)
Complete at leaset 5 successful venous and capillary collections using appropriate hand hygiene and PPE technique, site selection, order of draw, injury prevention, and specimen handling.

Optional National Certification Exam Student must successfully complete 30 venous punctures and 10 capillary punctures. This can be completed in up to six months after program completion. The National Exam is a proctored online exam administered through National Healthcareers Assn (NHA).

Phlebotomy Technician Program Externship

intructor holding certificatesExternship Protocol: An externship is a chance to continue your learning in a hands-on environment. It is an important step toward becoming a professional in your chosen field and will allow you to put into practice all that you have learned in the classroom. But you are still considered a student. Your preceptor will provide you with an orientation to the policies and workflow of the facility. This is your chance to transition from the role of a student into the role of a professional.

Pre-requisites: Skills lab, resume, CPR/BLS certification, physical exam, current immunizations.

Externship Dates: Externs are scheduled for 12 hours in the clinic based upon facility availability. Students may be required to travel up to 60 miles in one direction to an externship site. You must arrange your own transportation to and from the site as well as pay for parking. In the case of facility not available, externship may be conducted as an additional skills lab at the school.

Process: Once your externship schedule is on the calendar, additional changes will need to be approved by your instructor only. Students must arrive on time, in uniform, with badge and folder in hand. A daily journal nor a final paper is required for this externship.

Please note the following when going to your externship:

  • You should treat your externship like a job. Be dependable and punctual, respectful, and helpful, remembering that you are a guest in the facility. There is a 10 minute break each hour and 30 minute lunch break for every 6 hours of clinical.
  • You are to be in uniform and wear your name badge at all times.
  • You must give advance notice to your instructor for any absence or late arrival.
  • If you experience any difficulty at your site, you must contact your instructor immediately.
  • Externship host sites have the right to dismiss students for any reason without recourse. We will request an evaluation from the host site, and determine if the student is eligible to continue in this program.

Externship completion: The externship is graded by the facility preceptor using a A-F grading system. The preceptor will evaluate your performance based upon meeting the guidelines of successful venous and capillary collection, attendance, and customer service. To apply for the national certification exam, the student must complete the basic program in addition to obtaining 30 additional venous and 10 capillary samples. You must receive an overall grade of ā€œCā€ or better, meet all financial and attendance obligations, and adhere to school and facility guidelines to graduate from the Phlebotomy Technician program.

Phlebotomy Technician Program Basis of Grades:
Tests/Quizzes 50%
Skills/Extern Lab 50%