Phlebotomy Technician Program
The phlebotomist is an important part of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro collection.
Phlebotomy technicians usually work under the supervision of medical technologists or laboratory managers, and are employed throughout the healthcare system – hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMOs, public health facilities, veterans’ hospitals, insurance carriers and in other health care settings.
The program will train students in various technical skills required for a phlebotomy technician and will include lab exercises and clinical externship. Students will work with a training arm and other exercises intended to prepare them to function as entry-level phlebotomy technicians. Student must accurately perform 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals to successfully graduate from the program.
The 100-hour phlebotomy technician course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of the Patient Care Technician program
- Drawing blood and preparing specimens for storage/testing
- Assembling equipment
- Verifying patients’ records
- Interviewing and screening donors at a blood bank
Dr Jiji Sally Varughese
DNP, MSN-Ed, RN