Phlebotomy Technician Specialization Courses

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Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy is a skilled field of clinical practice primarily based around the collecting and proper handling of human specimens and plays a primary role in laboratory testing and patient care. Phlebotomist are Health Career Professionals who work under the direction of a physician or licensed health care professional. They collect blood and other specimens from patients and accurately catalog the specimens for specific lab test and to diagnose and monitor health conditions.

Before a specimen collected, it is the phlebotomist’s responsibility to confirm that all safety measures have been taken and the collection instruments and surroundings are sterile. Phlebotomists have extremely high potential to be exposed to blood borne diseases and contaminants. It is is extremely important they use caution and a high level of expertise in performing of their duties for their own safety and others that may be exposed to the fluid samples being collected.

Phlebotomists that work in a laboratory environment enforcing quality control and safety measures to prevent the contamination of samples during analysis. Phlebotomists who conduct home care visits will being responsible for transportation of fluid samples between the sample site and the laboratory. Phlebotomists on a hospital staff will also be required to train other phlebotomists in sample collection and follow up.

Duties

  • Draw blood from patients and blood donors
  • Talk with patients and donors so they are less nervous about having their blood drawn
  • Verify a patient or donor’s identity to ensure proper labeling
  • Label the drawn blood for testing or processing
  • Enter patient information into an onsite database
  • Assemble and maintain medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials
This is a narrative video of an nahce Phlebotomy Contunuing Health Education Students Venipuncture collection. This video demonstrates step by step instruction and guidelines for a routine Venipuncture.
Directed by: Dr. Andrew Myles
Starring:
Ben O'Toole
Crystal Davis
Katherine Davenport

Most phlebotomists work full time. Some phlebotomists, particularly those who work in hospitals and labs, are expected to work on nights, weekends, and holidays.

There are many different settings for phlebotomist jobs. Some are within medical facilities, while others travel for various types of industries. Many companies require blood tests for job placement, or for insurance coverage, so phlebotomists have the option to travel to accommodate these needs. Others find jobs in testing centers, hospitals, or doctor's offices.

Prospects will be best for those with a Phlebotomy Technician .

The median annual wage for phlebotomists was $29,730 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,340, and the top 10 percent earned more than $42,600.

Most phlebotomists work full time. Some phlebotomists, particularly those who work in hospitals and labs, are expected to work on nights, weekends, and holidays.

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Phlebotomy Technician Online Courses

The nahce Online Phlebotomy Technician learning platform is packed full of media-based activities and exercises including educational videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions and interactive activities with the same personalized attention and student-teacher interaction support as a tradition classroom-based education. It is the most intuitive user experience available today for any learning system and you can conveniently utilize it at your leisure 24 hours a day.

  • Immediate feedback and student instructor interaction with online assignments, quizzes and practice test and progress reports.
  • Students can access all their course materials, including the media-rich online textbook from any mobile phone or home computer.
  • Preparation for and guidance to students by highlighting crucial content for the NHA (NCCA) and other examinations.
  • nahce Online Learning Platform with Ebook.
  • Combines the right mix of rich functionality and intuitive ease of use to enable rapid and complete clinical and clerical documentation.
  • Concept Check-ups follow each topic and break down learning outcomes into manageable subject material with unlimited practice before exams and quizzes.
  • Focal Points and key term definitions appear in the margins throughout the text to spotlight critical data necessary to master end-of-chapter review quizzes.
Certified Medical Assisting

Phlebotomy Technician

Courses:

Learning Outcomes:
  • Summarize the description and historical past of phlebotomy.
  • Recall the responsibility of the phlebotomist.
  • Explain the position of the phlebotomist in the different healthcare companies where phlebotomists can be employed.
  • Describe healthcare facility departments and their association to the practice of phlebotomy.
  • Summarize the arrangement of the clinical laboratory.
  • Recognize the positions of clinical laboratory staff.
  • List the different types of laboratory processes carried out in the different departments of the clinical laboratory workplace.
  • Recognize the organizations that regulate hospitals and clinical laboratories.
  • Summarize the characteristics and functions of a phlebotomist.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify bacterial infection control procedures associated with phlebotomy.
  • Recall the regulating government agencies for safety in clinical settings.
  • Explain laboratory safe practices associated with phlebotomy.
  • Implement patient safe practices associated with phlebotomy.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize frequently used medical terminology.
  • Define typical medical abbreviations.
  • Explain body position, route, and parts using clinical terms.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the organs in of the human body.
  • Explain the functionality of each body system.
  • Relate all body systems to typical specimens and medical tests.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe blood flow and the purposes of the vascular system.
  • Identify and illustrate the systems and characteristics of the categories of blood vessels.
  • Locate and list the veins typically used for phlebotomy procedures.
  • Identify the main components and parts of blood.
  • Describe the primary purpose of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
  • Define hemostasis and explain the standard coagulation process.
  • Describe exactly how ABO and Rh blood types are identified.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the components and characteristics of a laboratory requisition.
  • Identify the skilled interaction techniques of the phlebotomist.
  • Comply with ethical and legal requirements for skilled communication.
  • Carry out correct patient identification.
  • Define the legal/ethical significance of specimen identification.
  • Recognize patient issues that could impact specimen quality and results of the tests.
  • Describe the phlebotomist's position in obtaining, delivering, and processing laboratory specimens.
  • Explain the phlebotomist's responsibility in providing accurate and secure blood collection records.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Determine equipment used in venipuncture and capillary puncture.
  • Select tools specific for venipuncture procedures.
  • Select tools specified for dermal/capillary puncture procedures.
  • Identify the different types of additives and color-coding applied in blood collection, as well as describe the reasons for their use.
  • Implement the proper order of draw for venipuncture and capillary puncture procedures.
  • Explain the outcome of interfering substances and precautions for reducing their introduction into the blood specimen throughout collection.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Summarize the actions required to execute a competent/effective venipuncture.
  • Identify regular and alternate blood collection sites.
  • Summarize the actions required to perform a competent/effective capillary puncture.
  • Select blood collection techniques suited to patient scenarios.
  • Describe indicators of blood collection complications.
  • Identify special precautions necessary during blood collections by venipuncture and capillary puncture.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe techniques for delivering and processing blood specimens for basic and special testing and reference laboratories.
  • Outline clerical problems that may take place during specimen processing.
  • Understand standards for special specimen handling.
  • Checklist the situations that might result in re-collection or rejection of a patient sample.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Distinguish steps to proficient and successful arterial puncture.
  • Identify venous access sites and their purposes.
  • Identify the standards of special collection procedures.
  • Evaluate special collection procedures.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the method for supervising quality assurance in the collecting blood specimens.
  • Determine procedures and policies applied in the clinical laboratory to warrant good quality in getting blood specimens.
  • Execute documents of quality control.
  • Distinguish corrective actions for errors of quality control.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe how to collect different non-blood specimens.
  • Distinguish among waived tests, moderately complex tests, and high complexity testing.
  • Explain processes for different waived tests that a phlebotomist is often required to perform.
  • Carry out waived tests and point-of-care tests, together with quality control.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Model Specialisation behaviors and presence.
  • Review healthcare diversity and proficient professional communications.
  • Explain risk management and policies and etiquette intended to prevent medicolegal problems.
  • Checklist the reasons behind anxiety and stress in the workplace and explain the coping techniques helpful in dealing with professional stress.
cpht:
After successful completion of this study course students participate in the Health Education cpht PROGRAM to perform skills required of a practicing Phlebotomy Technician. Begin your search now for the ideal nahce sponsored externship and future job opportunities with NAHCE's Health Career Staffing Center.
Optional Prerequisite:
This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and knowing the correct definitions of many medical terms:
  • standard prefixes
  • suffixes
  • word roots
  • rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
  • including spelling
  • word analysis
  • word building
  • pronunciation
These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :
  • muscle/joints
  • blood and lymphatic
  • nervous
  • integument
  • skeletal
  • respiratory
  • cardiovascular
This course introduces students to human anatomy and physiology and focuses on the human body as a living, functioning, organism. The emphasis is on how tissues, organs, and body systems work together to carry out complex activities such as eating, learning, and responding to stress. As each of the bodys many parts is described, its interaction with other structures and its role in the organism are discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
  • List in sequence the levels of biological organization in the human body
  • Describe the anatomical position of the human body
  • Define and locate the principal regions and cavities of the body
  • Describe the stages of a cells life cycle
  • List and describe the functions of the skin
  • List and describe the functions of the skeletal system
  • Describe the structure of muscle
  • Distinguish between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system
  • Describe the structure and function of the main parts of the brain

Phlebotomy Technician National Certification

Our advanced courses meet continuing educational requirements for National Certification in this field of specialization.

nahce is an approved training provider for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues s through National Healthcareer Association, Inc.

In order to qualify as a candidate for nahce Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must obtain one of the following:

  • nahce Membership
  • Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Phlebotomy Technician Courses or School.
  • Confirmed employment by a medical facility as an Phlebotomy Technician for a minimum of 2 years.

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