Prepares the student to function as a member of the health-care delivery team, performing the role of a phlebotomist. Explores the work of phlebotomy, which takes place in a clinical laboratory under the supervision of the appropriate professional and involves performing collection procedures in both outpatient clinics and hospital inpatient settings for the purpose of laboratory analysis. This includes emergency and routine collection procedures from veins, skin puncture areas, and arteries on patients of all ages. Emphasizes specimen integrity as dependent on collection procedures, proper choice of equipment, and knowledge of patient variables, and stresses positive patient identification protocol as an absolute requirement. Proper transport and processing of specimens are also included. This theory course is primarily an online course and is designed for the student preparing to enter the laboratory/practicum experience of the phlebotomy program. Prerequisite: Admission to Phlebotomy Technician program 305131 and completion of first semester courses with a "C" or better
Prerequisites: Admission to the Phlebotomy program 305131 and completion of first semester courses with a “C” or better.