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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.

Course Details

The programme consists of 2 levels (Levels 1 and 2) with each level consisting of 2 units each.

Additionally, there is a bridging programme for persons who don’t meet the entry requirements to start at (Level 1). Students who have successfully completed the bridging programme can enrol directly into Level 1.

Level Unit Entry Requirements Who Should Apply?

Bridging Programme

  • Organization of the Human Body
  • The Cell
  • Tissues, Glands and Membranes
  • Medical Terminology
  • Body Covering
  • Movement and Support
  • Integration and Coordination
  • Energy Supply and Use
  • Reproduction
  • Circulation and body defense

Successful candidates should possess the following:

At least Two (2) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of Mathematics, English A.
Persons interested in pursuing a career as a Phlebotomy Technician but prefer not to wait an entire year to attain a CSEC Biology Certificate.

Level 1

  • Introduction to Phlebotomy
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology

Successful candidates should possess any of the following:

  • Completion of CTS College – Phlebotomy Technician Bridging Programme
  • Three (3) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’ Level subjects, inclusive of Mathematics, English A, and a science subject (preferably Biology), Grades 1,2,3* or A, B, C.
Persons interested in pursuing a career as a Phlebotomy Technician and recognizing that the of the course is crucial in attaining an AMT or AMCA Certificate.

Level 2

  • Blood Collection Procedures
  • Special Collection and Point of Care Testing
  • Practical Applications
Successful completion of CTS College - Level 1 – Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Persons interested in pursuing a career as a Phlebotomy Technician. – AMT or AMCA Examination International Certification.

Phlebotomy Technician – Bridging Programme

Phlebotomy (from the Greek words phlebo-, meaning "vein", and -tomy, meaning "to make an incision of") is the process of making an incision in a vein with a needle. The procedure itself is known as a venipuncture. 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.

This short program is geared towards individuals who do not meet the entry requirements for the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate program. It aims to provide the foundation of theoretical knowledge necessary to undertake the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate. The course will teach students the concepts of organization of the human body, medical terminology and an introduction to human anatomy & physiology as it relates to body systems.

Entry Requirement - Bridging Programme

  • Two(2) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A and Mathematics.
    *Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond
  • Strong desire to begin a medical career. Must be hardworking.
  • Applicants to the programme must be 18 years old and over.

What am I Going to Learn?

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the levels of organization of the body.
  • Describe homeostasis and give examples.
  • List and define the directional terms and the planes of division for the body.
  • Describe the organelles of a cell and state its function.
  • Describe active and passive transport.
  • Identify word parts and construct medical terms.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology.

Course Objectives

Phlebotomy Technician - Bridging Programme

  • Organization of the Human Body
  • The Cell
  • Tissues, Glands and Membranes
  • Medical Terminology
  • Body Covering
  • Movement and Support
  • Integration and Coordination
  • Energy Supply and Use
  • Reproduction
  • Circulation and body defense

Assessment and Grading Scheme

This course will be assessed as follows:

  • Homework Assignments – 20%
  • Quizzes- 20%
  • Final Examination – 60%

Students are required to achieve an overall grade of 70%.

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:
Cohen & Taylor: Memmler’s Structure and Function of the Human Body, 10th Edition
(A pdf copy is provided)
A minimum of 70% must be achieved to successfully complete the course.
A certificate of completion from the CTS college is then issued.

The successful candidate can then progress Phlebotomy Technician Level 1 course.

Phlebotomy Technician – Level 1

The Phlebotomy Technician Level I program focuses on foundational theory related to Phlebotomy. The program will teach students the concepts of the history and development of Phlebotomy, Infection Control, Legal& Ethical Issues in Healthcare, Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology. Upon successful completion of Level I the student can then progress to the Phlebotomy Technician Level II Program.

At the End of this course the student would be awarded 2 certificates:

  • CTS College Phlebotomy Technician Level I
  • Blood Borne pathogens from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute

Entry Requirement – Phlebotomy Technician Level I

  • Completion of CTS College – Phlebotomy Technician Bridging Programme
  • Strong desire to begin a medical career. Must be hardworking.
  • Applicants to the programme must be 18 years old and over.
  • Three(3) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of Mathematics, English A, and a science subject (preferably Biology), Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.
    *Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Course Objectives - Level 1

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

Phlebotomy Technician – Phlebotomy Tech – Level 2

The Phlebotomy Technician Level II program focuses on cementing theoretical knowledge with sound skill development in proper blood collection methods and techniques. The program includes both theory and hands-on training. The program will teach students the concepts of Phlebotomy Procedures and Special Collection, Preanalytical Considerations Point of Care Testing, Non -blood Specimens and Tests.

At the end of this course students would be awarded with 2 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

Entry Requirement – Phlebotomy Tech – Level II

  • Completion of CTS College – Phlebotomy Technician Level I - Certificate
  • Strong desire to begin a medical career. Must be hardworking.
  • Applicants to the programme must be 18 years old and over.
  • Three(3) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of Mathematics, English A, and a science subject (preferably Biology), Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.
    *Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Course Objectives - Phlebotomy Tech – Level 2

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

A minimum grade of 70% must be achieved to successfully complete the course.

A certificate of completion from the CTS College as well as a Basic First Aid, CPR and AED Certificate from the ECSI will be issued to the successful candidate. Students will undergo an online multiple-choice exam for AMCA or AMT Phlebotomy Technician Certificate exam. The exam will consist of 100 multiple choice questions over a 2 hours duration. Results are given at the end of the exam and students would be issued a digital badge to serve as certification.

Career Pathway

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

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Tuesday 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm 8 weeks 24 hours $1,500.00 Ms. Samantha Alexis
Monday, Wednesday 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm 6 weeks 24 hours $800.00 Ms. Samantha Alexis
Saturday 08:00 am to 11:00 am 12 weeks 36 hours $2,000.00 Ms. Samantha Alexis

*SPECIAL OFFER: Please note: The AMCA Exam Fee of US$120 or the AMT Fee of US $140 is not included in the tuition cost above and is paid separately.

Session - Tuesday (06:00 pm to 09:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
Phlebotomy Tech Level I - Offering 1 Saturday, March 27, 2021 Saturday, May 15, 2021
Phlebotomy Tech Level I - Offering 2 Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Phlebotomy Tech Level I - Offering 3 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Session - Monday, Wednesday (07:00 pm to 09:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
Bridging Programme - Offering 1 Monday, April 26, 2021 Monday, June 7, 2021
Bridging Programme - Offering 2 Monday, June 28, 2021 Monday, August 9, 2021
Bridging Programme - Offering 3 Monday, October 4, 2021 Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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

Session Start Date End Date
Phlebotomy Tech Level II - Offering 1 Saturday, June 5, 2021 Saturday, August 21, 2021
Phlebotomy Tech Level II - Offering 2 Saturday, October 9, 2021 Saturday, January 22, 2022

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$ 120 must be paid separately and is not included in the tuition cost provided. The AMT exam fee of US$$140 must be paid separately and is not included in the tuition cost provided.

*If a student is unsuccessful at any of the final exams, he/she will be allowed to challenge the exam at another 2 sittings, at an additional cost of $200. If the third attempt is unsuccessful the candidate will be required to restart the course at the cost of the tuition fee.

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 program 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.

Ms. Monique Hills
Phone: 354-3632
E-mail: mhills@ctscollege.com

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