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Phlebotomy Technician


Phlebotomy Technicians draw blood from patients or donors in hospitals, blood banks, clinics, doctor offices, laboratories or similar facility for medical purposes. They assemble equipment (such as needles, blood collection devices, gauze, tourniquet, cotton, and alcohol). They verify or record identity of patient or donor. They converse with patients to allay fear of procedure. They apply tourniquet to arm, locate vein, swab area with disinfectant, and insert needle into vein to draw blood into collection tube. (They may also prick finger instead of inserting needle.) They label and store blood container for processing. They may conduct interview, take vital signs and test blood samples to screen donors at a blood bank. They will be able to analyze information and make appropriate recommendations.


Upon completion of the Phlebotomy Technician Program, the student will be eligible to take the National Test to be a Certified Phlebotomy Technician and be able to:
  1. Use of specimen collection equipment and know the collection procedures.
  2. Know basics in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, infection control, safety and best practices in the health care field.
  3. Understand and be able to adhere to the proper protocols and procedures used in a laboratory environment.
  4. Know the technical skills needed to competently and safely collect and handle blood specimens from a variety of patients.
  5. Know the interpersonal skills needed to interact with others.