Phlebotomy (PLB)

Phlebotomy (PLB)

Course Information Cr Hrs
PLB-100 Introduction to Phlebotomy

Students will develop knowledge and skills in phlebotomy.  Skill development will include performing common blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions.  Collection will cover vacuum collection devices; syringes; capillary skin puncture; butterfly needles; blood cultures; and specimen collection on adults, children and infants.  The course will also emphasize infection prevention, proper patient identification, quality assurance, specimen handling, order of draw, and processing.

 Prerequisites: Selective admission into the course.
2-1-2
PLB-101 Phlebotomy Clinical

Students are assigned to various clinical facilities to develop knowledge and skills in a phlebotomy clinical environment.  Skill development will include performing common blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions.  Collection will cover vacuum collection devices; syringes; capillary skin puncture; butterfly needles; blood cultures; and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants.  The course will also emphasize infection prevention, proper patient identification, quality assurance, specimen handling, order of draw, and processing.

 Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in PLB 100
1-0-2