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C339
Phlebotomy (PHB)
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The Phlebotomy certificate program teaches skills and techniques to students who are interested in a variety of health care professions. Students learn techniques for the collection of blood from patients or donors for diagnostic testing. In addition, ethical and legal responsibilities, effective communication skills and safe practices are studied. Phlebotomists are employed in hospitals, hospital laboratories, physicians’ offices, clinics, blood banks, commercial laboratories, ambulatory health care services, home health care agencies, etc.

Program admission requirements:
1. Students must be 18 years of age or older.
2. Student must have either a high school diploma or a GED.
3. Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
4. Student must complete the COMPASS/ASSET test and achieve minimum entry-level scores at or above the 34th percentile.
5. Students must possess basic computer skills (course completion, documentation of work skills or enrollment in computer course during the first semester of Phlebotomy).
6. Medical Terminology is required prior to/or in conjunction with PHB 1220, Phlebotomy Theory.


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Semester 1
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FA2014
SP2015
PHB 1220
Phlebotomy Theory
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This course introduces the student to anatomy, physiology, and laboratory terminology and their application in phlebotomy and specimen collection. Current phlebotomy and laboratory issues, including professionalism and ethical/legal responsibilities, pertaining to phlebotomists are reviewed. Basic phlebotomy techniques, incorporating infection control, standard precautions and safety in the laboratory are demonstrated and practiced.

PHB 1222
Phlebotomy Procedures
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This course emphasizes the role of the phlebotomist within the health care delivery system. Interpersonal skills with laboratory personnel, other members of the health care team and patients are stressed. Commonly used laboratory techniques in specimen collection, transport and processing are demonstrated and practiced. Additional safety issues concerning patients and phlebotomists are addressed. Life span considerations are integrated. Competencies expected of the phlebotomist are tested in preparation for a clinical practicum. PREREQUISITE: PHB 1220 Phlebotomy Theory.

HEA 1225
Introduction to Medical Terminology
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This course introduces common root words, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on comprehension, spelling, pronunciation, ability to use a medical dictionary, vocabulary building, and common abbreviations.

Term Total
9
Semester 2
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FA2014
SP2015
PHB 1224
Phlebotomy Internship
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This course provides a clinical internship for students in laboratory facilities. Clinical experiences provide opportunity for students to utilize knowledge and skills in direct care situations. Schedules are developed by the instructor and student in collaboration with affiliating clinical sites. Successful completion of this course requires the student to complete all hours and to complete a minimum of 100 successful unaided venipunctures, 25 successful unaided skin punctures and orientation in a full service laboratory. PREREQUISITES:PHB 1220 Phlebotomy Theory and PHB 1222 Phlebotomy Procedures.

PHB 1298
Phlebotomy/Health Professional
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This course provides progressive information for persons in the medical field that need to hone their skills in phlebotomy and the preparation of specimens for testing. This course also includes the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute and Occupational Safety and Health Association regulations. The text includes information about customer service and phlebotomy procedures in multiple health care environments or situations in addition to the traditional clinic setting. Emphasis is made on regulatory agencies, standards, and certification. Quality control and reporting / treatment procedures for accidental injuries are addressed in the text. Patient education and troubleshooting techniques are prominent features of the text. The instruction in the text is directly linked to the included CD-ROM to reinforce skills and techniques. PREREQUISITE: Must be a practicing phlebotomist or medical person with phlebotomy experience.

Term Total
7
Program Total
16


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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