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Course Hours: 
270
Course Type: 
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Have you considered becoming a Phlebotomy Technician? Phlebotomy Technicians, also known as Phlebotomists, are trained specifically to take blood samples from patients and to complete basic tasks in the laboratory such as setting up various samples for analysis and interpreting and entering lab results into a computer system. Our Phlebotomy Technician course will provide you with practical knowledge of the day to day functions and procedures of a Phlebotomist. Our course provides student with the latest safety guidelines, condensed information about new federal regulations, updates on equipment and supplies, standards and hazard prevention techniques, competencies in the workplace, and securing a job. Phlebotomists are an important part of the clinical medical team. This course will help you build the necessary knowledge base for success as a Phlebotomy Technician.

Prerequisite: Solid knowledge of Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology. If you do not know Medical Terminology or Anatomy & Physiology you can take one or both of our additional courses.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the importance of phlebotomy procedures
  • Name common diagnostic tests associated with each organ system
  • Identify the complications related to phlebotomy procedures that impact patient safety
  • List the proper sites for performing skin puncture procedures
  • Recognize body fluid specimens other than blood and correct collection

Phlebotomy Module 1
Phlebotomy Practice, Communication and Professional Ethics

  • Phlebotomy Practice and Definition
  • The Clinical Laboratory and Specimen Collection Services
  • Competencies, Certification and Professionalism for Phlebotomists
  • Future Trends in Phlebotomy Practice
  • Communication, Computerization and Documentation
  • Laboratory Test Requisitions, Specimen Labels and Blood Collection Lists
  • Documentation Essentials and the Medical Record
  • Professional Ethics, Legal and Regulatory Issues
  • Basic Legal Principals
  • Clinical Laboratory Regulations

Phlebotomy Module 2
Infection Control, Safety and Terminology

  • Pathogens and Infections
  • Personal Safety from Infection During Specimen Handling
  • Chain of Infection
  • Specific Isolation Techniques and Procedural Steps
  • Equipment and Safety in Patients’ Rooms
  • Disaster Emergency Plan
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology Overview
  • Major Organ Systems

Phlebotomy Module 3
Common Phlebotomy Procedures, Blood Collection Equipment, Errors and Complications

  • The Cardiovascular System and Circulation
  • Blood, Hemostasis and Coagulation
  • Lymphatic System
  • Blood Collection Tubes and Additives
  • Venoscope, the Vein Finder
  • Microcollection Equipment
  • Specimen Collection Trays
  • Preanalytical Complications Causing Medical Errors
  • Complications Associated with Test Requests and Identification
  • Complications Associated with the Specimen Collection Procedure

Phlebotomy Module 4
Venipuncture Procedures and Capillary Blood Specimens

  • Blood Collection
  • Health Care Worker Preparation
  • Needlestick Prevention Strategies
  • Equipment Selection and Preparation
  • Venipuncture Methods
  • Indications for Skin Puncture
  • Basic Technique for Collection Diagnostic Capillary Blood Specimens
  • Supplies for Skin Puncture
  • Order of Collection
  • Lancet Disposal, Labeling the Specimen and Completing the Interaction

Phlebotomy Module 5
Specimen Handling and Point of Care Collections

  • Specimen Handling After the Venipuncture
  • Specimen Delivery Methods
  • Reporting Laboratory Results
  • Positions for Restraining a Child
  • Precautions to Protect the Child
  • Geriatric Patients
  • Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analysis
  • Blood Coagulation Monitoring
  • Bleeding-Time Test
  • Other POC Tests and Future Trends

Phlebotomy 1 Module 6
Collection Procedures and Forensic Testing

  • Blood Cultures
  • Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Therapeutic Phlebotomy
  • Urine Collection
  • Fecal Specimens
  • Seminal Fluid
  • Culture Specimens
  • Common Drug Analysis Methods and Interferences
  • Preferred Specimens for Drug Tests
  • Neonatal Drug Testing

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

Upon successful completion of our Phlebotomy course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Phlebotomy Technician in a medical facility and will be prepared to sit for the NHA national certification exam to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

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*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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