This course introduces students to phlebotomy and is intended to provide an overview of the profession, discuss ethical issues regarding patient care, review job duties, and explore professional organizations, laws, and standards relevant to the profession. This class may include students from multiple sections.
Professional Technical Certificate
This course continues to instruct students in the study of phlebotomy and includes a skills laboratory component. Students will perform their clinical tasks under supervision in the lab and will put into practice the techniques and skills reviewed and discussed in the preceding course. IBEST instructor(s) will review math, writing, and communication subjects within the context of the phlebotomy profession. Topics to be covered, include,but are not limited to capillary, venous, and arterial blood withdrawal procedures, EKGs, CLIA-waived tests, blood borne pathogen and workplace safety training, aseptic handwashing and appropriate use of personal protective equipment. This class may include students from multiple sections.
This course is the final of three phlebotomy courses and includes a clinical externship and a capstone/job readiness component. Students will perform their clinical skills under supervision in the lab, at a contracted practicum site, and will perform the minimum number and type of blood withdrawal procedures required to earn eligibility for their Phlebotomy Technician Certification through the National Center for Competency Testing. Students will complete a capstone project to ensure their readiness to enter the workforce. This class may include students from multiple sections.