Class meets: Autumn 2014
Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 9:00
Payment plans are available for this program..
The 80-hour class is comprised of classroom and hands-on instruction. In order to sit for the certification test, students must have completed a minimum of 25 successful venipunctures and capillary punctures. Students will be expected to practice venipunctures on one another and on guests they invite to class who have completed a waiver form.
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Students will learn to:
- Prepare and inform patients for venipuncture.
- Identify the OSHA safety precautions that must be followed.
- Explain the order of the draw for the vacuum tube and butterfly methods.
- Describe the guidelines for use of evacuated tubes.
- Identify possible problems during a venipuncture.
- Define the phlebotomist’s role in collecting and transporting specimens.
- Maintain collection equipment.
- Identify tube additives and their actions.
- List sites for venipuncture, capillary and arterial puncture.
The curriculum includes:
- Submit the $20 non-refundable application fee.
- Begin Hepatitis B Immunization series before attending class.
- Provide proof of a recent two-step mantoux (TB test).
- Wear scrubs, lab coat and appropriate shoes to class.