Phlebotomy Technician Career Training

Course Name
Phlebotomy Technician Career Training
Contact Hours: 60
Course Description
This comprehensive course provides instruction in the skills needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for dia
testing. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, p
relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate competency in the
comprehension of phlebotomy techniques.
The Phlebotomy Technician or Phlebotomist is an integral member of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collec
samples from patients by venipuncture or microtechniques. The phlebotomy technician facilitates the collection and transportation of la
specimens, and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical laboratory. The need to assure quality and patient safety mandates
professional behavior and standards of practice for these practitioners.
Nature of the Job
The primary function of a phlebotomy technician is to obtain patient blood specimens by venipuncture or microtechniques. The phlebot
technician aids in the collection and transportation of other laboratory specimens, and may be involved with patient data entry. A phlebo
technician also draws blood for transfusions, donations and research. Phlebotomy technicians must like challenge and responsibility. T
accurate, work well under pressure and communicate effectively. Safety is key and all safety precautions must be taken to prevent the
of infectious diseases. Duties will differ by doctor office, hospital and laboratory.
Certification Requirements
To become certified you must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and complete classroom lectures. You must complete a clinical rot
physician office or laboratory where you can obtain the necessary clinical hours obtaining 100 venipunctures and 25 fingersticks. It will
to pass a national examination which indicates you have met the standards of competency to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technici
This course will cover the classroom portion only. Labs and externships are not part of the online course.
Those who wish to sit for certification will need to complete an externship at a laboratory or other suitable setting.
If you are a working phlebotomist with 1 year experience who has not yet been certified, this course will provide the necessary knowled
certification. There are no clinical or externship requirements for the experienced phlebotomist.
Note: Clinical hours vary by Certification Agencies and Schools.
American Society for Clinical Pathology
Association of Phlebotomy Technicians
National Phlebotomy Association
By completing this course you will learn about:
Phlebotomist job responsibilities
Organizational structure of a laboratory
Basic understanding of major body systems
Collection equipment
Blood collection procedures
Infection control and safety
Specimen transport and processing
Quality control, and professionalism
Evaluation of student performance will be based upon the following criteria.
Weekly homework assignments = 1/3 of subject grade;
Weekly quizzes = 1/3 of subject grade;
Final exams = 1/3 of subject grade.
Required Book(s)
Required Reading
Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Collection Essentials (7th …
Diana Garza, Kathl…
Week One:
Read: Chapter One
Phlebotomy Practice and Quality Essentials
Read: Chapter Two Legal Ethical and Regulatory Issues
Take: Week 1 Quiz
Week Two:
Read: Chapter Three Basic Anatomy and Physiology of Organ Systems
Read: Chapter Four The Cardiovascular System
Take: Week 2 Quiz
Week Three:
Read: Chapter Five Infection Control
Read: Chapter Six Safety and First Aid
Take: Week 3 Quiz
Week Four:
Read: Chapter Seven-Documentation, Specimen Handling, and Transportation
Read: Chapter Eight-Blood Collection Equipment
Take: Week 4 Quiz
Week Five:
Read: Chapter Nine-Venipuncture Procedures
Read: Chapter Ten-Procedures for Collecting Capillary Blood Specimens
Take: Week 5 Quiz
Week Six:
Read: Chapter Eleven-Preanalytical Complications in Blood Collection
Read: Chapter Twelve-Pediatric Procedures
Take: Week 6 Quiz
Week Seven:
Read: Chapter Thirteen-Arterial, Intravenous (IV), and Special Collection Procedures
Read: Chapter Fourteen-Elderly, Home, and Long-term Care Collections
Take: Week 7 Quiz
Week Eight:
Read: Chapter Fifteen-Urinalysis, Body Fluids, and Other Specimens
Read: Chapter Sixteen- Forensic Toxicology, Workplace Testing, Sports Medicine, and Related Areas
Take: Week 8 Quiz
Take: Final Exam
COST: $550.00
Certification: Clemson University/Chattanooga State College
CEU Credits: 6.0