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Phlebotomy-EKG Technician

Course Overview
The Phlebotomy Technician course will prepare students by focusing on the development of basic knowledge and skills related to blood collection, processing specimens and performing EKG's. Classroom lecture includes a basic description of the healthcare system and the role of a phlebotomist within it. We will cover many topics including history, anatomy, medical terminology, quality control, legal issues, and blood collection, special procedures related to blood and non-blood specimens, lab computer systems and EKG's .Lab skills in the hands-on training will include working on a training arm and graduating to performing venipuncture's and capillary punctures on each other. The emphasis will be to educate students with proper technique to insure healthcare workers and patient's safety.

This 80 hour class is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce by receiving their certificate of completion and pass the national ASPT exam as a Phlebotomy Technician. Phlebotomy Technician's. Teaching methods include lecture, class discussion and participation, laboratory skill exercises, quizzes and exam, review for National Exam

Nature of work
Job duties may include collection of blood specimens, transport of blood and non-blood specimens to the lab, office duties, running quality controls, ordering and stocking of supplies and performing EKG's. Students are expected to participate in performing blood draws on each other.

  • Starting salary $14.53 hr.
  • Top Earners $18.21 hr.

Learning Objectives
Students will demonstrate the following learning objectives through lecture and practical applications.

  • Phlebotomy Practice: Past and Present
  • Quality Assurance and Regulatory Issues
  • Knowledge of Professional Ethics, Legal
  • Infection control
  • Safety and First Aid
  • Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology of Organ systems
  • The Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems
  • Blood Collection Procedures: Venipuncture's and Capillary Blood Specimens
  • Pre-analytical Considerations
  • Pediatric and Geriatric procedures
  • Point of Care collections
  • Arterial, Intravenous and special collection procedures
  • None blood specimens: Urinalysis and Body Fluids
  • Specimen handling, transportation and processing
  • Computers in Healthcare
  • Electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG)

Admission Requirements or Prerequisites

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • College transcript or take the ACCUPLACER Assessment
    You will need to contact us for more information and the paperwork needed for this.
  • Suggested but Not Required coursework: Medical Terminology

Additional Mandatory Requirements:

  • All students must have Hepatitis B Vaccine and must provide the school with documentation that their immunizations are up-to-date. You will need this completed to work in the healthcare field and participate in class-room labs since students are required to have successfully administered 25 draws in order to sit for the ASPT Exam.
  • All students must participate during Lab, this requires students to be dressed appropriately that arms are accessible. Wearing clothes that prohibit draws are prohibited in class. A student who does not adhere to this class policy will be asked to leave the class and given an unexcused absence.

Required Textbooks
Phlebotomy Essentials, Fifth Edition
Authors: Ruth McCall and Cathee Tankersley
Copyright: 2012, 2008 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Wolters Kluwer

Student Workbook for Phlebotomy Essentials, Fifth Edition
Authors: Ruth McCall and Cathee Tankersley
Copyright: 2012, 2008 by Lippincott Williams &Wilkins, Wolters Kluwer

Class meeting times
Tuesdays: 6 00pm-9:00pm
Thursdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am-2:00pm (6 total)

For more information contact:
Cheryl Beaumier, 651.846.1438 or
Dave Baker, 651.846.1583