Program: Phlebotomy Technician

Also known by other name: Phlebotomist

Program Approvals & Recognitions

Program Approved by New Jersey Department of Education

Program Recognized by American Education Certification Association AECA

Program Curriculam

Prefix       Number    Title   

PBT             101          Introduction To Phlebotomy

PBT             102          PBT Anatomy & Physiology  

PBT             103          Phlebotomy Equipment & Supplies

PBT             104          Phlebotomy Clinical Skills      

PBT             105          Phlebotomy Theory 

Phlebotomy Technician Program Description

This course provides phlebotomy instruction to the student with a working knowledge of collecting blood while emphasizing on patient safety, quality assurance, universal, standard precautions and legal issues and complications. Techniques taught during this course are Evacuated tube method, Syringe method, Winged infusion set, Capillary blood collection, Glucose testing, Bleeding time, Blood smear & Urinalysis. This program prepares learners to act as entry level Phlebotomists. The Phlebotomist is a member of the health care team who collects and processes lab specimens, educates patients in specimen collection procedures, and performs waived laboratory tests. Phlebotomists may also have responsibilities for information processing, training, and quality control monitoring. Most Phlebotomists work in hospital or clinic labs, blood centers, nursing homes, insurance companies, research facilities, or public health.

Duties of a Phlebotomy Technician:

A phlebotomy technician performed phlebotomy skills which includes evacuated tube method, butterfly technique also known as winged infusion technique, syringe method, capillary stick blood collection, glucose testing, bleeding time test, preparing a blood smear, urinalysis, oral swab or nasopharyngeal swab, collection blood for blood donation and research purposes.

The Clinical Skills Duties may include:
• Patient communication for patient interview or patient education
• Draw blood from patient using different techniques
• Collecting specimens and processing it with proper handling for transporting it to the laboratory
• Understand the responsibility as a phlebotomy technician
• Equipment sterilization and disinfection

Administrative Duties may include:
• Handle medical records
• Patient communication 
• Maintaining and updating patient records if required
• Ordering supplies and keeping a track of the medical equipment and supplies
• Requisition form matching

Clerical Duties may include:
• Cleaning the examination room
• Cleaning a spill (blood or water or any liquid)
• Maintaining facility area to ensure cleanliness
• Disposing the biohazard waste
• Maintaining a log of biohazard waste
• Updating equipment maintenance log sheet if required

Additional skills may be required as per the facility requirements.

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for National Certification through the American Education Certification Association (AECA).

The certification exam is a two part exam which tests the student on clinical skills and knowledge based multiple choice exam.

 

You may become eligible for the following National Certification Exam:

American Education Certification Association:

  1. Certified Phlebotomy Technician (AECA)
  2. Certification in Bloodborne Pathogen Prevention (AECA)
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