The purpose of the Phlebotomy Technician is to train students to acquire skills necessary for successful employment in any capacities of this discipline at any and all health care facilities. The Phlebotomy is a valuable member of the health care team responsible for the collection, processing, and transport of blood specimen to the laboratory. Today Phlebotomy is a necessary aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Currently role of the Phlebotomy is to obtain blood specimen either by venipunctures (puncturing the vein) or dermal puncture (puncturing the skin).
Another role of the Phlebotomy is to remove blood from donors for blood transfusions. Students are train to demonstrate professional attire, attitude, and communications, properly identify patient, collect both venous and capillary blood specimens.
Select the appropriate and accurate specimen container for the specific test, properly , handle and transport and transport specimen following department policies, short specimens received and process specimen for delivery to laboratory department, perform point to care testing and quality control check and observe safety regulations.
The length of the program is a total of 205 hours, 125 hours spent in classroom, 80 hours to be completed at an internship/externship site.
Applicants are required to have high school diploma or GED. Upon successful completion of the course, graduate will be able to take certification exam for National Certification with National Center Competency Testing.