The phlebotomy technician course sequence prepares you to function as a member of the healthcare delivery team, performing the role of a phlebotomist. Phlebotomists generally work in a clinical laboratory. Phlebotomists are responsible for collection procedures in both out-patient clinical and hospital in-patient settings for laboratory analysis, including emergency and routine procedures from veins, skin puncture areas, and arteries on patients of all ages.
All students must achieve grades of “C” or above in theory and complete the appropriate clinical hours in order to receive a passing grade
- Introduction to Phlebotomy
- Phlebotomy Techniques
Phlebotomy technicians collect blood from patients and prepare the samples for testing. Most work in hospitals and clinics, but some collect blood for donation purposes. Phlebotomy technicians are important members of the health care team and often need to explain the blood-drawing procedure and put patients at ease.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by the student to successfully perform the essential functions of both the job requirements of a phlebotomist and the required clinical experiences of a student. While performing the duties of the class/job, the student is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; talk; and hear. The student is frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. The student must regularly move up to ten pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds or more.