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Phlebotomy Technician   

The phlebotomy course is a combination of online learning, lectures, practical labs, and a rotation in a clinical setting.  This course is designed to prepare students for the NHA (National Healthcare Association) Phlebotomy Technician certification exam. Upon completion, students will be able to 1) draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods 2) match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes 3) dispose of contaminated sharps, blood, or other biohazard fluids in accordance with laws and standards 4) draw blood from capillaries by dermal punctures, such as heel or finger stick methods 5) enter patient, specimen, insurance, or billing information into computer 6) collect fluid or tissue samples and specimens at specific time intervals for tests 7) organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles or syringes are new.

The cost of the course includes one set of scrubs, the textbook, and the required CPR (BLS) class.  Students will also be required to provide documentation of a background check, drug screen, and immunizations (at his/her own expense) prior to participating in the clinical component.  The clinical rotation is required for completion of the course.


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