What Will I Learn?

After successfully completing this program and under the supervision of a qualified instructor, the student will be able to:

  1. Use verbal and written communication.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of age-related communication and care.
  3. Demonstrate accepted professional, interpersonal skills.
  4. Demonstrate employability skills.
  5. Discuss phlebotomy in relation to the health care setting.
  6. Identify the anatomic structure and function of body systems in relation to services performed by phlebotomists.
  7. Recognize/identify supplies, equipment and interfering chemical substances.
  8. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to perform phlebotomy.
  9. Practice accepted procedures of transporting, accessioning and processing specimens.
  10. Practice quality assurance and safety.
  11. Practice infection control following standard precautions.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge of communicable diseases, including AIDS.
  13. Demonstrate knowledge of legal issues and patient rights.

Description

This course offers experience with the collection of body fluids, laboratory procedures, and skills that are necessary to enter the health care force as a phlebotomist. This course prepares the student to take the national certification exam.

Walk Away With:

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as phlebotomists or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in this occupation. The content includes, but is not limited to, communication, leadership, human relations, and employability skills; performance of safe and efficient work practices on adults, children and neonates; maintain the integrity of the specimen in relation to the test to be performed; labeling specimens accurately and completely; collecting timed specimens; promoting the comfort and well-being of the patient while performing blood collecting duties; observing safety policies and procedures; medical terminology; delivering a variety of clinical specimens to the clinical laboratory; sorting and recoding specimens received in the laboratory; distributing samples to appropriate laboratory sections; and preparing collection trays for specimen procurements. Reinforcement of basic skills in English, Mathematics, and Science appropriate for the job occurs through vocational classroom instruction and applied laboratory procedures and practice.

Grading Practices

  1. The final grade is based on pass or fail.
  2. Completion of 100 successful draws, 80 hours of classroom content delivery and 80 hours of precepting by the end of the class semester at the location to which one is assigned by the instructor.*
  3. Once the program is completed, the student will receive a certification of completion.

Who Should Attend?

This course is open to anyone interested in entering into the health workforce.  A Current CNA certification or EMT certification is required.

Students need to provide proof of immunizations, flu shot, background check, and drug screen before they are able to participate in clinicals.  Failure to comply could prohibit students from completing the course. 

Zero Credit Course Policy

Instructor Bio

June Bowman is a nationally certified Phlebotomist. She has worked for St. Lukes for fourteen years.  She has been working as a certified phlebotomist for ten of those 14 years. During that time,  she has precepted many CSI phlebotomy students. June is from Las Vegas originally and relocated to Twin Falls 16 years ago. She has raised two children and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and doing crafts.