The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. This program also includes terminology, blood collection procedures, order of draw and other engaging topics.
This program includes a certification exam voucher for Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), an online study guide and practice exams.
Program also includes an optional unpaid clinical externship at a local healthcare provider. Additional fees may apply for a background check, drug test and other externship site testing requirements. Students are responsible for any additional fees due at the time of placement in the optional externship.
Students will develop competencies in the following areas:
- Describe the purpose and application of phlebotomy in various health care settings.
- Recognize critical aspects of quality patient care and legal topics that protect both the patient and the health care professional.
- Identify techniques used for blood collection.
- Recognize diagnostic reasoning for blood collection orders.
- Describe the ever-evolving use of technology in phlebotomy processing.
Program Topics Covered:
Module 1: Introduction to Phlebotomy
- The Historical Development of the Phlebotomy Profession
- The Role of a Modern-Day Phlebotomist • Phlebotomy as a Career
Module 2: The Circulatory System
- Cardiovascular System – The Heart
- Cardiovascular System – Blood Vessels
- Cardiovascular System – Blood
- Lymphatic System
- Ailments of the Circulatory System
Module 3: Phlebotomy Equipment
- Equipment for Performing Venipuncture Procedures
- Additives Found in Specific Blood Collection Vessels
- Proper Order of Blood Draws
Module 4: Procedures for Venipuncture
- Procedures for Performing Venipuncture
- Cardiovascular System – Blood Measures to Ensure Proper Patient Identification
- Interpreting Blood Draw Orders and Prioritization
Module 5: Blood Collection Issues and Complications
- Maintaining Specimen Quality
- Venipuncture Complication Identification
- Working with Vascular Access Sites and Devices
Module 6: Equipment and Procedures for Capillary Puncture
- Common Reasons for Capillary Puncture
- Capillary Puncture Procedures
- Equipment for Capillary Puncture
Module 7: Special Specimen Collection and Point-of-care Testing
- Special Specimen Collection Events and Required Equipment
- Point-of-Care Testing and Its Benefits
- Aseptic vs. Sterile Collection Technique and When Sterile Collection Technique is Used
Module 8: Handling and Processing of Specimens
- Computer Components and Terminology
- Specimen Handling Procedures
- Health Information Management Systems
- Specimen Processing and Rejection Lesson
Module 9: Non-Blood Specimen Collection, Handling and Tests
- Common Types of Non-blood Specimen Collection
- Non-blood Specimen Laboratory Test
- Handling and Proper Labeling of Non-blood Specimens
Module 10: Procedures for Arterial Puncture
- Arterial Puncture and Its Purpose
- Arterial Puncture Equipment
- Arterial Puncture Procedures
- Arterial Puncture Complications and Errors
Module 11: Pathogens, Laboratory Safety, and First Aid
- Blood-Borne Pathogens
- Laboratory Safety
- First Aid Lesson
Module 12: Quality Control and Legal Compliance
- Quality Assurance and Quality Control
- Basic Legal Language
- HIPAA and PHI
- Potential Legal Concerns with Phlebotomy
Externship Details – 40 Hour Externship
Students must achieve an 85% grade or better on all course quizzes, module exams and final exam and complete a minimum of 50 course hours throughout the e-learning program. Additionally, to be eligible for the clinical externship process students must pass a background check and a drug screen to be placed in a healthcare facility.
Students who participate in a clinical must be able to submit the following if required by their site (which is collected by Meditec’s externship coordinator):
- Background check (Federal and/or state)
- Drug Screen
- Immunization record (or be able to obtain any immunizations required)
- 2 step TB test
- Flu Shot
- CPR certification
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This is a self-paced program supported by an experienced mentor. Our mentors are subject experts with several years of experience in their respective fields and have the necessary educational training and credentials required to work as an expert. In case of any queries or questions regarding course content, course material, certifications, industry questions or on the progress of the student’s training and advancement, you can contact us on the information mentioned below.
Meditec Student Support: 866-451-3854
CTP Student Support: [email protected]