Certified Phlebotomy Tech
What is a Phlebotomist?
Phlebotomy technicians collect blood from patients and prepare the samples for testing. Most phlebotomists work in hospitals and clinics, but some collect blood for donation purposes. Phlebotomy technicians are important members of the health care team and often need to explain the blood-drawing procedure and put patients at ease. Some duties of phlebotomists include but are not limited to:
- Drawing blood from patients
- Properly labeling samples with the patient information and
- Conducting lab test orders from the doctor
This course focuses on the specialized area of Phlebotomy. The student advances their knowledge of the cardiovascular system to understand the anatomical organization of the vascular system. Emphasis is placed on developing venipuncture skills, accurate collection techniques, knowledge and practice of standard precautions, appropriate collection tube selection, proper specimen handling transport, as well as collection by syringe method, butterfly method, and skin puncture.