Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some explain their work to patients and provide assistance when patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn. Phlebotomists work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctor’s offices. Hands Career School offer training required for certification exam to enter the occupation. Almost all employers look for phlebotomists who have earned professional certification which is what our school offers. Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform blood work.
Goals: One goal of our training program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in the field of phlebotomy. In addition, the training is aimed at providing students the skills needed to secure a job and advance in their career as healthcare provider.
Objectives: Students are to describe and effectively perform venipuncture. Identify preservatives and the functions of the preservatives in the various colored coded tubes used for specimen collections. Identify areas to be avoided during the venipuncture process and reasons for the restrictions. Student should be able to identify problems associated with accessing veins and necessary actions to take when unable to obtain sample. The training will provide opportunity for students to gain certification in CPR.
- Applicant must have high school diploma or GED.
- Foreign students must provide evidence of high school equivalence from U.S. Department of Education.
- Student must pass physical examination administered by a physician/nurse, practitioner/physician assistant/nurse practitioner
- Must have negative results for HIV test, Hepatitis, TB, RPR, and drug free.
- Applicants must be 18 years or older.
Attendance: Students must attend classes regularly and on time. Overall classroom attendance rate of 80% must be achieved to successfully complete program. For clinical rotation, attendance rate of 100% is expected. Any clinical day missed must be made up at students own time in accordance with the clinical site policy. Tardiness will not be tolerated. Fifteen minutes after lecture or clinical is started is considered tardiness. Tardiness up to three times is considered one day of absence.
Grading Criteria: Students are expected to maintain grade point average of at least 80% and have at least 80% classroom/clinical attendance rate. Academic progress is monitored through weekly quizzes and monthly comprehensive examinations. Students with less than 80% grade will be counseled and given opportunity to improve.
80-89 - B
70-79 - C
69-60 - D
59 and below -Failure
Midterm report is given at the end of each month. Students are responsible for making up missed quizzes and exams.
Duration of training: The classroom training will be 28weeks during which students will perform laboratory procedures using the Mannequin and then Externship at Laboratory facility. Student must achieve high competency level in the school laboratory setting to qualify for clinical rotation. The clinical rotation is expected to start after 20 weeks of classroom and laboratory studies. Students must complete 600 hrs of training. Read More and Download