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Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Curriculum

Phlebotomy

PH 100: The Delivery of Healthcare

Learning Outcomes:

PH 100

  • Summarize the description and historical past of phlebotomy.
  • Recall the responsibility of the phlebotomist.
  • Explain the position of the phlebotomist in the different healthcare companies where phlebotomists can be employed.
  • Describe healthcare facility departments and their association to the practice of phlebotomy.
  • Summarize the arrangement of the clinical laboratory.
  • Recognize the positions of clinical laboratory staff.
  • List the different types of laboratory processes carried out in the different departments of the clinical laboratory workplace.
  • Recognize the organizations that regulate hospitals and clinical laboratories.
  • Summarize the characteristics and functions of a phlebotomist.

PH 105: Infection Control and Safety

Learning Outcomes:

PH 105

  • Identify bacterial infection control procedures associated with phlebotomy.
  • Recall the regulating government agencies for safety in clinical settings.
  • Explain laboratory safe practices associated with phlebotomy.
  • Implement patient safe practices associated with phlebotomy.

PH 110: Understanding Medical Terms and Abbreviations

Learning Outcomes:

PH 110

  • Recognize frequently used Medical Terminology.
  • Define typical medical abbreviations.
  • Explain body position, route, and parts using clinical terms.

PH 115: Body Systems and Related Laboratory Tests

Learning Outcomes:

PH 115

  • Identify the organs in of the human body.
  • Explain the functionality of each body system.
  • Relate all body systems to typical specimens and medical tests.

PH 120: The Cardiovascular System

Learning Outcomes:

PH 120

  • Describe blood flow and the purposes of the vascular system.
  • Identify and illustrate the systems and characteristics of the categories of blood vessels.
  • Locate and list the veins typically used for phlebotomy procedures.
  • Identify the main components and parts of blood.
  • Describe the primary purpose of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
  • Define hemostasis and explain the standard coagulation process.
  • Describe exactly how ABO and Rh blood types are identified.

PH 125: Patient and Specimen Requirements

Learning Outcomes:

PH 125

  • Identify the components and characteristics of a laboratory requisition.
  • Identify the skilled interaction techniques of the phlebotomist.
  • Comply with ethical and legal requirements for skilled communication.
  • Carry out correct patient identification.
  • Define the legal/ethical significance of specimen identification.
  • Recognize patient issues that could impact specimen quality and results of the tests.
  • Describe the phlebotomist’s position in obtaining, delivering, and processing laboratory specimens.
  • Explain the phlebotomist’s responsibility in providing accurate and secure blood collection records.

PH 130: Blood Collection Equipment:

Learning Outcomes:

PH 130

  • Determine equipment used in venipuncture and capillary puncture.
  • Select tools specific for venipuncture procedures.
  • Select tools specified for dermal/capillary puncture procedures.
  • Identify the different types of additives and color-coding applied in blood collection, as well as describe the reasons for their use.
  • Implement the proper order of draw for venipuncture and capillary puncture procedures.
  • Explain the outcome of interfering substances and precautions for reducing their introduction into the blood specimen throughout collection.

PH 135: Routine Blood Collection

Learning Outcomes:

PH 135

  • Summarize the actions required to execute a competent/effective venipuncture.
  • Identify regular and alternate blood collection sites.
  • Summarize the actions required to perform a competent/effective capillary puncture.
  • Select blood collection techniques suited to patient scenarios.
  • Describe indicators of blood collection complications.
  • Identify special precautions necessary during blood collections by venipuncture and capillary puncture.

PH 140: Blood Specimen Handling

Learning Outcomes:

PH 140

  • Describe techniques for delivering and processing blood specimens for basic and special testing and reference laboratories.
  • Outline clerical problems that may take place during specimen processing.
  • Understand standards for special specimen handling.
  • Checklist the situations that might result in re-collection or rejection of a patient sample.

PH 145: Special Phlebotomy Procedures

Learning Outcomes:

PH 145

  • Distinguish steps to proficient and successful arterial puncture.
  • Identify venous access purchased separatelysites and their purposes.
  • Identify the standards of special collection procedures.
  • Evaluate special collection procedures.

PH 150: Quality Assurance

Learning Outcomes:

PH 150

  • Explain the method for supervising quality assurance in the collecting blood specimens.
  • Determine procedures and policies applied in the clinical laboratory to warrant good quality in getting blood specimens.
  • Execute documents of quality control.
  • Distinguish corrective actions for errors of quality control.

PH 155: Waived Testing and Collection of Non-blood Specimens

Learning Outcomes:

PH 155

  • Describe how to collect different non-blood specimens.
  • Distinguish among waived tests, moderately complex tests, and high complexity testing.
  • Explain processes for different waived tests that a phlebotomist is often required to perform.
  • Carry out waived tests and point-of-care tests, together with quality control.

PH 160: Health Professionalism

Learning Outcomes:

PH 160

  • Model Specialisation behaviors and presence.
  • Review healthcare diversity and proficient Health Professional communications.
  • Explain risk management and policies and etiquette intended to prevent medicolegal problems.
  • Checklist the reasons behind anxiety and stress in the workplace and explain the coping techniques helpful in dealing with Health Professional stress.

PN 295 : Phlebotomy Technician Apprenticeship and Capstone

Learning Outcomes:

PH 295

After successful completion of this study course students participate in the Health Education Apprenticeship and Capstone to perform skills required of a practicing Phlebotomy Technician. Begin your search now for the ideal NAHCE sponsored externship and future job opportunities with NAHCE JOBS.

Optional Prerequisite: HS 105 : Medical Terminology

Learning Outcomes:

HS 105

This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and knowing the correct definitions of many medical terms:

  • standard prefixes
  • suffixes
  • word roots
  • rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
  • including spelling
  • word analysis
  • word building
  • pronunciation

These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :

  • muscle/joints
  • blood and lymphatic
  • nervous
  • integument
  • skeletal
  • respiratory
  • cardiovascular

Optional Prerequisite: HS 125 : Anatomy & Physiology

Learning Outcomes:

HS 125

This course introduces students to human anatomy and physiology and focuses on the human body as a living, functioning, organism. The emphasis is on how tissues, organs, and body systems work together to carry out complex activities such as eating, learning, and responding to stress. As each of the bodys many parts is described, its interaction with other structures and its role in the organism are discussed.

  • List in sequence the levels of biological organization in the human body
  • Describe the anatomical position of the human body
  • Define and locate the principal regions and cavities of the body
  • Describe the stages of a cells life cycle
  • List and describe the functions of the skin
  • List and describe the functions of the skeletal system
  • Describe the structure of muscle
  • Distinguish between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system
  • Describe the structure and function of the main parts of the brain

 

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