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Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Course Outline

Overview

Phlebotomy is the process of making an incision in a vein with a needle. A person who performs phlebotomy is called a "phlebotomist". A Phlebotomist not only collects blood but also sets up blood tests, collects and tests urine samples. The duties of a Phlebotomist do not end there. They are also qualified to help a patient who may experience an adverse reaction to medications or trauma to recover.

The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate programme focuses on cementing theoretical knowledge with sound skill development in proper blood collection methods and techniques. The programme includes both theory and hands-on training. The programme will teach students the concepts of Introduction to Phlebotomy & Infection Control, First Aid & CPR, Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare, Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology, Phlebotomy Equipment & Supplies, Phlebotomy Procedures and Special Collection and Point of Care Testing.

At the end of the course the student would be awarded with 3 certificates:

  • The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate from the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) or the Registered Phlebotomy Technician certificate from the American Medical Technologist (AMT)
  • Standard First Aid, CPR & AED from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute
  • Blood Borne pathogens from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute

 

Target Audience

  • Professionals who function as a Phlebotomist and seeking certification
  • Individuals who are migrating, thereby seeking certification
  • Professionals in the medical field who seek to increase their employability e.g. nurses, medical laboratory technicians, dialysis technicians etc.
  • Persons who would like to enter the medical field

Entry Requirement

  • 3 CXC O’ Level subjects- Mathematics, English A and Biology (preferably) or any other Science subject
  • Alternate route- Emergency First Responder Graduate or Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens Graduate
  • Individual must be 18 years or older

Career Pathway

  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Blood Donor Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Registered Nurse

Course Objectives

Unit 1: Introduction to Phlebotomy

  • Phlebotomy- past and present
  • The role and duties of the phlebotomist in the health care setting
  • Legal and ethical issues related to phlebotomy
  • Communication and professionalism in healthcare
  • National standard and regulatory agencies
  • Quality assurance in phlebotomy
  • Quality control procedures
  • Standard and transmission-based precautions
  • Identifying hazards in the workplace
  • Transmission of blood borne and airborne pathogens

Unit 2: the Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Medical terminology – word elements
  • Levels of organization in the body
  • Human anatomy and physiology overview
  • The circulatory system
  • Functions of blood and types of blood cells
  • Hemostasis and coagulation

Unit 3: Blood Collection Procedures

  • Equipment used in venipuncture
  • Additives used in blood collection
  • Order of draw
  • ETS, syringe and winged infusion set venipuncture procedures
  • Venipuncture procedure
  • Preanalytical considerations
  • Patient complications
  • Capillary puncture equipment and procedure

Unit 4: Special Collection and Point of Care Testing

  • Arterial puncture equipment and procedures
  • Point of care testing
  • Specimen collection, transporting and handling
  • Non-blood specimen and tests
  • Healthcare computerization

Unit 5: Practical Applications

  • Practicum

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Saturday 08:00 am to 11:00 am 18 weeks 48 hours $3,500.00 Ms. Samantha Alexis

*SPECIAL OFFER: The AMCA Exam Fee of US$109 or the AMT Fee of US $120 is not included in the tuition cost above and is paid separately. 18 week duration of class time (120 Hours which includes self-reading, Practicals outside of the class)

Session - Saturday (08:00 am to 11:00 am)

Session Start Date End Date
Session 1 Saturday, October 3, 2020 Saturday, February 6, 2021
Session 2 Saturday, March 27, 2021 Saturday, July 31, 2021
Session 3 Saturday, August 21, 2021 Saturday, December 18, 2021

Additional Information

Exams

Participants will undergo a practical assessment at the end of the First Aid, CPR component of the course, which will be group-based.

Students would undergo a multiple-choice exam for AMCA / AMT Phlebotomy Technician Certificate exam. The examination is done online. Consist of 100 multiple choice questions for 2 hours duration. Your results are given at the end of the exam and would be issued a digital badge which serves as certification..

NB: The AMCA exam fee of US$109 must be paid separately and is not included in the tuition cost provided. The AMT exam fee of US$120 must be paid separately and is not included in the tuition cost provided.

Materials

A softcopy textbook is given to participants. All worksheets are also provided.

Lecturer Certification Renewals

The First Aid and CPR, Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens, Phlebotomy Technician certification renewal is required every two (2) years and thus participants are required to be re-certified after second year of attaining their certification.

Continuing Education

Each student is required to independently enroll in continuing education courses online via the AMCA / AMT.

Student Support

Facilitator

Samantha Alexis

A holder of a BSc MLT (Medical Laboratory Technology) and over seven years’ experience in the medical field, Samantha Alexis brings with her both theoretical and practical knowledge. Through her many positions, ranging from Medical Laboratory assistant to Medical Laboratory Technician in both private and the public sector she has gained valuable practical skills.

Her continued thirst for knowledge in the field has led her to presently pursue her MSc in Medical Microbiology at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus. This drive coupled with her youthful effervescence makes her not only an effective instructor but also one who can relate to her students.

Programme Manager

The programme manager is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on the course please contact the programme manager.

Mr. Matthew Christian
Phone: 868-720-2939
E-mail: mchristian@ctscbcs.com

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