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This course is intended to provide the understanding of basic principles of blood drawing. The primary function of the Phlebotomy Technician is to collect blood samples from patients by venipuncture or micro techniques. The Phlebotomy Technician facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens, and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical laboratory. A Phlebotomy Technician also draws blood for transfusions, donations and research. Students practice blood drawing on each other and sometimes on an artificial arm. You will study identification of color coded tubes, common sites of venipuncture and skin puncture, universal precautions, isolation techniques and handling the specimens for accurate results.
The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace creating plenty of job opportunities in Allied Health occupations. Many employers prefer and often require their workers to obtain certifications, they want to know that their employees are properly trained and qualified. Candidates who possess certifications provide that peace of mind. Certification indicates that you have met a nationally recognized measure of competency, demonstrates your commitment to your chosen profession, provide a competitive edge during the job search, may improve your potential earnings, career opportunities and advancement. We encourage all our graduates to certify with a third party agency to increase their professionalism.
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