- Phlebotomy Practices and Quality Essentials
- Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues
- Basic Anatomy and Physiology
- Infection Control
- Laboratory Safety
- Specimen Handling and Processing
- Blood Collection Equipment
- Blood collection Procedures
- Complications Associated with Specimen Collection
- Special Collection Procedures
- Departments of the Laboratory
Students will also be required to successfully complete a clinical rotation of 100 hours within the Geisinger Medical Laboratories and perform a minimum of 100 successful unaided blood collections
The doctoral staff, technical specialists, supervisors, as well as the school’s coordinator/instructor all contribute to the learning process to ensure a quality education for students. In addition, each department of the laboratory presents a topic on its area of expertise. Students will receive classroom instruction (didactic and classroom laboratory) by specialists in their field of study.
Upon completion of this program, the student will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology of body systems and medical terminology.
- Describe phlebotomy duties and practices.
- Demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical issues.
- Demonstrate knowledge of lab safety and infection control.
- Describe the organizational structure of a laboratory.
- Demonstrate knowledge of specimen processing and handling.
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of blood collection devices and equipment used in phlebotomy.
- Perform proper techniques for both venipunctures and capillary draws.
- Identify pre-analytical errors and factors that can affect specimen quality or have an impact on laboratory results.
- Perform special collection procedures.
- Demonstrate appropriate levels of interpersonal and communication skills, computer skills, documentation and professionalism.
- Achieve goals for continuing education and professional competencies.
- Perform quality control methods for point-of-care testing.
- Describe today’s health care delivery system.
Written exams: 30%
Practical exams: 40%
Final exam: 20%
Professional skills: 10%