Next session starts Oct 26, 2021 at 1 pm
The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient's blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO's, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease. Current healthcare industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2024. Learn to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis, become familiar with all aspects of blood collection, and the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Topics in this course include medical terminology, related anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, and procedures for collection of other types of specimens within the scope of practice of the phlebotomist. After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field: National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). Includes CPR and optional lab. Learners who successfully complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the clincical/fieldwork facility. Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the clinical/fieldwork facility. Proof of a COVID?19 vaccine may be required by the
clinical/fieldwork partner. Cost includes the required textbook. Exam not included in the cost of the program.Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED. It is strongly recommended that students take the Accuplacer Placement Exam for advising purposes. For testing information or to schedule exam please visit: https://www.northshore.edu/cas/testing/.*Lab and externship portion of the program is subject to change depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.