Phlebotomists perform a variety of duties such as drawing blood from a patient's finger, heel, or vein, processing of specimens, and clerical duties on a variety of patients. Already licensed healthcare providers (such as Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians) can take the four-credit Laboratory Procedures II course to bolster their blood-drawing skills. Medical Assistant students at Pine Technical College have these skills embedded in their program.
Course topics include equipment and procedures for blood collection by venipuncture and capillary punctures. Students will learn basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, specimen handling, clinical relevance of laboratory tests, safety, liability, and professional ethics.
Phlebotomy Credential (4 credits)
MEDA 2301 Laboratory Procedures II (4)
For more specific information about this program's required courses, visit the Course Outlines page.
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Career and Employment Information
On average, the field is predicted to grow by 10 percent, now through 2018. Phlebotomists work in hospitals, clinics, blood donation sites, and for on-site blood testing agencies.