As a phlebotomist, you will be the one who draws blood from patients, collects a variety of other specimen samples as well as label the blood vials that you have filled. Phlebotomists take these blood samples to pass to laboratory and further check for health issues, like diseases, bacteria, cholesterol, etc. In the meantime, phlebotomists can work in all kinds of medical facilities, from hospitals to private laboratories.
PHLEBOTOMY COURSE OBJECTIVES
The objective of the Phlebotomy Technician Program is to prepare the student by providing the occupational education, training and skills an entry-level employment opportunity for the phlebotomists in all aspects of phlebotomy.
PHLEBOTOMY TUITION AND FEES
Total Tuition: $1,200
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|2. Review of the Human Body||6||2||8|
|3. Blood Collection Procedures and Equipment||12||5||17|
|4. Special Procedures, Point of Care, Non-blood Specimen Test and LIST||12||4||16|
Phlebotomists collect blood for donation or for testing so the blood can be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Blood tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition.
To collect blood from an arm vein, the phlebotomist first applies a tourniquet to the upper arm to slow blood flow. An alcohol swab is used to disinfect a small area near the inside of the elbow. The phlebotomist then locates a vein and inserts a needle, a process called “venipuncture.”
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Many patients are afraid of needles, so the first job of the phlebotomist is to put the patient at ease. Phlebotomists must be able to handle difficult, emotional and even angry patients.
Fine motor skills are needed to successfully insert a needle into a vein. Phlebotomists also must be well-organized, with extremely good attention to detail.