Pre-Requisite for this certification: AHX-100 CPR, AHX183- Standard First Aid, and AHX179 Medical Terminology for Allied Health or valid AHA certifications in these courses. Obtain the introductory skills to secure an entry-level position. Learn various methods of blood collection through venipuncture, capillary puncture and, existing intravascular devices. Emphasizes use of anticoagulants, the order of draw and, procedures for obtaining and processing specimens. Safety considerations for all health care professionals and patients discussed. Registrants should purchase stethoscope, B/P cuff and non-latex gloves.