NHA Phlebotomy Technician
Phlebotomy Course Outline
Phlebotomists are proficient in:
- collecting, transporting, handling and processing blood specimens for analysis;
- recognizing the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system;
- relating the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology to the major areas of the clinical laboratory, and to general pathologic conditions associated with body systems;
- identifying and selecting equipment, supplies and additives used in blood collection;
- recognizing factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits, when applicable;
- recognizing and adhering to infection control and safety policies and procedures;
- monitoring quality control within predetermined limits;
- recognizing the various components of the health care delivery system;
- recognizing the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interacting with them with respect for their jobs and patient care;
- demonstrating professional conduct, stress management, interpersonal and communication skills with patients, peers and other health care personnel and with the public;
- demonstrating an understanding of requisitioning and the legal implications of their work environment;
- applying basic principles in learning new techniques and procedures;
Phlebotomy Instructional Areas
The curriculum must include instruction/experiences in the following:
- 80 hours of applied experiences;
- Performance of a minimum of 30 successful unaided venipuncture collections;
- Performance of a minimum of 10 successful unaided capillary collections;
- Instruction in a variety of collection techniques, including vacuum collection devices, and capillary/skin-puncture methods.
- Successful completion of exam: Phlebotomy Technician, as administered by the National Healthcare Association
Phlebotomy Technician Admission Requirements
**ALL STUDENTS MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AND HAVE EITHER A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED.
A valid proof of identification must also be presented upon enrollment. Applicants must be able to speak, read, and understand English. All applicants will be asked to sign a “waiver of liability” form upon enrollment. Students will not be allowed to begin class without signing this form.
Attendance/ Conduct Policy for Phlebotomy Technician
There is no dress code for classes but all students are expected to be dressed appropriately, no low cut shirts, short skirts or short shorts. No open toed shoes, sandals or flip flops are allowed to be worn during hands on clinical practice.
Attendance is mandatory. If you miss one entire class day, 8 hours, or a total of 8 hours you will be dismissed from the class and have to retake the program at another time. Any hours missed have to be made up. You have to have 80 hours to qualify for your national exam. If you miss class due to an illness, a doctor’s note must be provided, this is the only reasonable excuse for an absence.
***Remember that we are working with needles and blood so when you’re practicing please be very careful. Keep safety for yourself and others in mind at all times. Please do not place needles or tubes in your lab jacket pockets, that is how accidents happen! All students are expected to arrive at school without any drugs, weapons, or illegal substances. If a student is caught on school grounds with any of these items they will be terminated immediately. Mutual respect for the school grounds and fellow classmates/school faculty is expected at all times. A student may be terminated from the program for using profanity, threatening, harassing, bullying, or for displaying physical violence on school grounds.
Phlebotomy Technician Course Fee’s
Phlebotomy Technician Course Fee’s
Registration Fee (non-refundable $300.00
Phlebotomy Technician Grading Policy
All students are required to complete 30 successful venipunctures on living individuals and are also required to complete 10 successful capillary punctures all while be observed by your instructor. These successful attempts will be recorded in your student chart and require the instructors signature for proof of completion. There is no standardized testing in this course.
Requirements for Graduation
All students who complete the 80 hours of the program, and have completed the minimum required successful venipunctures/capillary punctures, will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion. Note that until the student pays the total amount of tuition a Certificate of Completion will be withheld.