HLT* 141

This course consists of classroom theory and simulated laboratory settings where students will learn the skill of phlebotomy. Students will demonstrate successful specimen collection with venipunctures, skin punctures. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety; understand the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system; demonstrate proper techniques to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture; understand requisitioning, specimen transport, and specimen processing. After successful completion of the program, students will have the necessary skills to draw blood. from patients or donors in hospitals, blood banks, clinics, doctors’ offices, laboratories or similar facilities for medical purposes. Students will practice their techniques in the clinical setting of the classroom.