Course Description: This course offers experience with the collection of body fluids, laboratory procedures, and skills that are necessary to enter the health care force as a phlebotomist. This course prepares the student to take the national certification exam.
Pre-requisites: Current CNA certification or EMT certification.
Outcomes Assessment: The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as phlebotomists or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in this occupation. The content includes, but is not limited to, communication, leadership, human relations, and employability skills; performance of safe and efficient work practices on adults, children and neonates; maintain the integrity of the specimen in relation to the test to be performed; preparing blood smears; labeling specimens accurately and completely; collecting timed specimens; promoting the comfort and well-being of the patient while performing blood collecting duties; observing safety policies and procedures; medical terminology; emergency procedures including CPR; delivering a variety of clinical specimens to the clinical laboratory; sorting and recoding specimens received in the laboratory; distributing samples to appropriate laboratory sections; and preparing collection trays for specimen procurements. Reinforcement of basic skills in English, mathematics, and science appropriate for the job occurs through vocational classroom instruction and applied laboratory procedures and practice.
Required Textbooks and Supplies: Please see the CSI bookstore for current books and pricing.
Policies and Procedures:
*Summer semester course is held over eight weeks. Deadline for completion will be September 1.
Topical Outline for the Course:
After successfully completing this program and under the supervision of a qualified instructor, the student will be able to: