Students will learn the practice of phlebotomy and will be provided with the basic knowledge to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, universal precautions, proper patient identification, specimen acquisition, handling and processing. Quality assurance, professional conduct and federal regulatory issues will be covered as well.
Goal: The goal of this course is to provide the student with the basic knowledge necessary to perform safe patient care within the legal and ethical boundaries of the role of phlebotomist. At the conclusion of the course, the student will be well on the path to becoming certified in phlebotomy. Additional experience likely for certification eligibility.
Students have the option of completing a lab practicum. Upon successful completion, they will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam. Clean, unwrinkled scrubs and/or lab coat will be required for any patient contact.
To register or for more information: call 307-754-6062 or email PowellCTD@nwc.edu