The program introduces students to the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system,
the functions and composition of blood, common blood tests and their normal ranges, as well as the procedures and equipment used for specimen and blood collection. It covers professional and legal issues of phlebotomy, including OSHA’s blood-borne pathogens standards, the legal
aspects of HIPAA, the disposal of biohazard waste, specimen preservation, and the method of reporting results to MD, PA, NP, and RN.
The course covers the most updated standards of phlebotomy practice essential for effective blood collection. Students perform capillary puncture and gain experience with various venipuncture devices.
Students will be prepared to sit for the NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician certification (CPT) exam.
Employment: clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctors' offices, blood donation centers and other health care facilities.
“According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics,
the phlebotomist profession is listed as a ‘bright outlook’ occupation.”