Phlebotomy

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About this course

Phlebotomy is the study of skin puncture and venipuncture for the purpose of collecting blood for laboratory testing. The course includes principles of proper phlebotomy technique, specimen processing, patient care, maintenance and use of equipment, recordkeeping and basic principles of anatomy and physiology, disease process, therapeutic communication, hazardous materials management, and patient assessment. Students enrolling in this program usually have some prior medical experience in working directly with patients. Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Verify patients’ identity to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database
  • Assemble and maintain equipment such as needles and specimen containers
  • Keep a clean, sanitary and safe work environment
  • Collect blood specimens for testing and analyzing in a clinical laboratory
  • Grasp the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism

SKILLS YOU WILL GAIN

What you will learn

  • Verify patients’ identity to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database
  • Assemble and maintain equipment such as needles and specimen containers
  • Keep a clean, sanitary and safe work environment
  • Collect blood specimens for testing and analyzing in a clinical laboratory
  • Grasp the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism

Course Curriculum

Phlebotomy Overview

  • Let’s learn about blood vessels
    09:30
  • 8 Things you didn’t know about phlebotomy
    01:27

How to draw blood

Order of draw

Phlebotomy and difficult patients

Venipuncture procedure in-depth

Competency Assessment

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