HH 193 Phlebotomy Technician Skills Certification


This 80-hour course provides an introduction to the methods and techniques of phlebotomy by providing skills necessary to perform venipuncture and capillary (finger) sticks for the purpose of drawing and processing blood samples within a health care facility or laboratory setting. Course includes: review of anatomy and physiology of the hemapoetic system and common blood diseases; associated medical terminology; blood borne pathogen education; laboratory clinical practice skills. During clinical laboratory sessions, students perform technical skills for collecting capillary and venipuncture blood specimens on manikin arms and on volunteer human subjects. A minimum of 30 successful human venipunctures and 10 human capillary sticks must be competently achieved, according to OSHA standards, in order to qualify for certification. Students are required to attend all classroom and laboratory sessions.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is recommended for direct patient care givers (such as Certified Nursing Assistants or medical office assistants) in order to provide enhancement of skills; or for experienced phlebotomists who wish to obtain certification. Proof of Hepatitis B series immunization is required and must be presented to instructor during the first day of class.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Examination requires an additional fee ($115). Textbook is required for this program: Phlebotomy Essentials, 6th Edition, Wolters Kluwer Publishers ISBN: 978-1-45511-9452-4. This textbook is available for purchase from the Paramus Campus Bookstore OR is available for LOAN. It is strongly recommended that students wait to obtain/purchase the textbook until the class begins in the event the loan option is preferred.
Prerequisite: High School Diploma/GED.
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