Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Training Program

Program: Phlebotomy  

Description: This introductory course is designed to assist health care personnel to develop the skills needed to draw blood samples for laboratory testing. You will appropriate equipment required for phlebotomy and will be introduced to blood chemistry and hematology. This is a technological medical discipline which involves drawing blood from patients for blood analysis by using various techniques. Phlebotomists help doctors and nurses in patient care. Phlebotomist will be in demand for as long as there is blood to donate, diseases to fight and patients to treat, and in-fact there is a growing need for phlebotomists in Canada. This hands on workshop refreshes the phlebotomy practices to be followed. This introductory course is designed to assist health care personnel to develop the skills needed to draw blood samples for laboratory testing. You will appropriate equipment required for phlebotomy and will be introduced to blood chemistry and hematology.

In this course, you will focus on evaluating the client’s response to the procedures, as well as the recording and reporting all pertinent information. Practice aseptic technique while performing phlebotomy on mannequins.

Length of the Program: 12 Hours

Feature: In Class, Lab, Hands-on Training

Language: English

Fees:     $359.57 +HST        

Provincial Context: The course meets the following Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development requirements:

Learning Outcomes: To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated ability to:

  1. Describe basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system as it relates to phlebotomy.
  2. Demonstrate aseptic technique, maintenance of asepsis and prevention of infection in venipuncture.
  3. Assemble the appropriate supplies for blood removal
  4. Explain the ‘no blood-spill’ technique of venipuncture on adults.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate handling and disposal of sharps.
  6. Demonstrate the skill of venipuncture.
  7. Summarize the potential complications of phlebotomy and identify appropriate management.
  8. Identify the various categories of blood tests with an understanding of normal and abnormal blood results.
  9. Identify the tubes required for different laboratory tests

This is a non-credit course. Students who have successfully completed this workshop will receive a Recognition of Completion from the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Evaluation Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS

Written Exam 50.0%
Practical Exam 50.0%
Total 100.0%

Topical Outline:

Module 1 Introduction

  • Orientation
  • History and Objectives of Phlebotomy
  • Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
  • Module 2 Blood tests
  • Laboratory documentation
  • Usage of different tubes
  • Most common blood tests
  • Module 3 Venipuncture Technique
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Vein Selection
  • Venipuncture techniques and procedure
  • Module 4 Complications and other considerations
  • Techniques to deal with complications
  • Causes of Hematomas
  • Labeling
  • Module 5 Practice and Evaluation
  • Skill practice
  • Written test (50%)
  • Practical test (50%)
  • COURSE OUTLINE
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Phlebotomy
  • Medical Terminology for Phlebotomy
  • Patient interaction and related legal, ethical and safety issues
  • Patient identification and lab requisition form
  • Venipuncture equipment and Vacuumized blood collection system
  • Safety and Universal Precautions in handling the samples
  • Administrative Steps of Phlebotomy
  • Hands-on Practical training on blood and specimen collection
  • Preparing blood collection site and proper managing of the collected sample
  • Upcoming classes:
Sep 16:17 Sat: Sun 2 days 9:30AM-4:00PM
Oct 14:15 Sat: Sun 2 days 9:30 AM-4:00PM
Oct 21:22 Sat: Sun 2 days 9:30 AM-4:00PM

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