|Phlebotomy Tech Program
The Phlebotomy Program prepares students for a career as a Phlebotomist. Phlebotomy is a one academic quarter, 9 credit course of instruction. Phlebotomy graduates are eligible to participate in the ASCP certification examination (Route 2) for certification as a Phlebotomy Technician.
A Phlebotomy Technician draws blood from patients or donors in hospitals, blood banks, or similar facilities for analysis or other medical purposes: Assembles equipment, such as tourniquet, needles, disposable containers for needles, blood collection devices, gauze, cotton, and alcohol on work tray, according to requirements for specified tests or procedures. Verifies or records identity of patient or donor and converses with patient or donor to allay fear of procedure. Applies tourniquet to arm, locates accessible vein, swabs puncture area with antiseptic, and inserts needle into vein to draw blood into collection tube or bag. Withdraws needle, applies treatment to puncture site, and labels and stores blood container for subsequent processing. May conduct interviews, take vital signs, and draw and test blood samples to screen donors at blood bank. Phlebotomist also collect medical specimen samples other than blood as directed.