SEMINARS

Phlebotomy

 PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN SEMINAR (CPT) 101 (CIP Code §511009)

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The Phlebotomy course is a comprehensive seminar designed to train students in various techniques to perform phlebotomy procedures. A graduated phlebotomist will be able to collect blood for laboratory analysis which is necessary for the diagnosis and care of a patient.

 

Specific duties, responsibilities and procedures the student will be trained in are:

      Prepare patients for collection procedures associated with   laboratory sample

      Collect routine skin puncture specimens for testing

      Prepare specimens for transport to ensure stability of sample

      Maintain patient confidentiality and transport specimens to the laboratory

      Comply with all procedures instituted in the phlebotomy procedure manual

      Promote good public relations with patients and hospitals personnel

      Collect and document monthly workload and recording data

      Maintain safe working conditions and perform laboratory computer operations

      Participate in continuing education programs

      Collect and perform point-of-care testing (POCT)

      Perform quality control checks on POCT instruments

      Perform skin tests & process specimens and perform basic test

      Collect urine for drug screens AND Perform office duties including CPT coding

      Demonstrate adequate knowledge of the health care delivery system and medical terminology

      Demonstrate adequate knowledge of infection control and safety

      Demonstrate basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of body system

      Associate the major areas/departments of the clinical laboratory with the laboratory tests ordered

which evaluate a patient’s pathologic condition/illness

      Demonstrate understanding of the importance of specimen collection in the patient care system

      Demonstrate  knowledge  of  collection  equipment,  various  types  of  additives  used,  special precautions necessary and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents

      Demonstrate proper techniques of venipuncture and capillary puncture

      Demonstrate  adequate  understanding  of  requisitioning,  specimen  transport  and  specimen processing

      Demonstrate  adequate understanding of quality assessment in phlebotomy

      Demonstrate adequate understanding of the basic concepts of communications, personal and patient interaction, stress management, professional behavior and legal implications

    Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy course through our institution, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion. Before taking a National Registry Exam, students must perform 30 successful venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks under the supervision of a CPT or higher. Once these requirements are satisfied, the students will be eligible to challenge the National Registry Examination

to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).