Accelerated Phlebotomy Technician

About This Program

 

Program Summary

The Accelerated Phlebotomy Technician Program consists of 48 hours of lecture and lab hours. This diploma-based program meets twice a week for four-hour sessions over a 6-week period. The schedule is listed below. The accelerated format provides the student who already has medical training or phlebotomy experience with additional skills and practice to help increase their skillset. The Accelerated Phlebotomy Technician program provides instruction in the skills needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostics testing. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, clinical safety, and mastering difficult draws. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the theoretical comprehension of phlebotomy techniques, demonstrate accepted professional communication and interpersonal skills, discuss phlebotomy in relation to the healthcare setting; identify the anatomic structure and function of the body systems in relation to services performed by a phlebotomist, a practice accepted procedures for transporting, processing specimens, and practice infection control following expanded precaution protocol. Students are provided with an NHA certification exam to become certified and recognized as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. Students enrolled in this program has the option of enrolling in the LPD 101 Leadership and professional development course at no additional tuition cost. This course can assist students in professionalism, business etiquette and creating a professional portfolio.

 

Program Objectives

  • Collecting, transporting, handling and processing blood specimens for analysis
  • Recognizing the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system
  • Utilize a working knowledge of the circulatory system
  • Identifying and selecting equipment, supplies, and additives used in blood collection
  • Recognizing factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits, when applicable
  • Recognizing and adhering to infection control and safety policies and procedures
  • Monitoring quality control within predetermined limits
  • Recognizing the various components of the healthcare delivery system
  • Recognizing the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interacting with them with respect to their jobs and patient care
  • Demonstrating professional conduct, stress management, interpersonal and communication skills with patients, peers, and other healthcare personnel and with the public
  • Apply basic principles to learn new techniques and procedures
  • Have the opportunity to gain a national certification as a Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) with the NHA.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must submit their:

·       High School Diploma, Transcripts, (from an accredited high school), high school equivalency, or a letter from their High School Administrator that they are in good academic and attendance standing.

·       Be 17 years of age or older, and

·       Submit a copy of their government-issued photo identification.

Applicants in the Accelerated Phlebotomy Technician program must also provide proof of previous work or education related experience within the last 5 years to participate in the accelerated program format. Documentation could include letters from employer(s), transcripts or a certificate of completion from a state-approved school.

Mon/Wed Morning Accelerated Phlebotomy 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM 6 Weeks

Class Start Date
September 30, 2019
February 17, 2020
June 22, 2020
October 26, 2020

Mon/Wed Morning Accelerated Phlebotomy 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM 6 Weeks

Class Start Date
September 30, 2019
February 17, 2020
June 22, 2020
October 26, 2020

Transfer Credits are not accepted into this program. 

Graduation Requirements

Student’s are required to complete the following courses with 70% or higher and pass all clinical competencies on a pass/fail system. The following courses are required to successfully complete the program:

PHE 102: Accelerated Phlebotomy: 26 Instructional, 22 Lab = 48 Total

Total Program Contact Hours: 48 Contact Hours

All performance requirements are evaluated on a pass/fail system. Students must pass with 100% accuracy in order to satisfy the requirement. Students who fail any of their performance requirements will have an opportunity to be remediated and re-evaluated to demonstrate proficient skills with a maximum of three separate attempts.

Performance Requirements

Students must demonstrate proficiency in all performance requirements at the end of each program or program course. The performance requirements for this program are:

  • Venipuncture – Evacuated Tube Method
  • Venipuncture – Winged Infusion Method
  • Venipuncture – Syringe Method
  • Capillary Collection

National Certifications

Students that successfully complete the Accelerated Phlebotomy Technician program will have the opportunity to take certification examinations with the National Health Career Association (NHA) and the American Red Cross. The first attempt at these exams is at no cost to the graduate. Additional attempts will be at the student’s expense.

Students that complete PHE 102 course successfully will receive their certification with the American Red Cross in Bloodborne Pathogen Training Certification.

The NHA certification exams that graduates are eligible to take for the Accelerated Phlebotomy Technician program is the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).

NHA practice exams are supplied to the graduate at no-cost through the NHA website. In order to qualify to sit for the initial exam, graduates must pass at least two (2) practice exams with a 70% or higher. Once this has been achieved by the graduate, the exam(s) can be scheduled by logging into the student NHA account. A maximum of one (1) national certification exam can be taken in a one-week period. Additional certification exam attempts must be scheduled a week apart from each other. The graduate is responsible for contacting the Campus Director to ensure the practice test requirements are met and to schedule the date and time of the exam(s).

Payment Plan Information

The remaining balance of tuition after the registration fee can be divided into weekly or bi-weekly payments and will be paid throughout the duration of the program. The student must pay off their tuition payment prior to graduation. A late fee of $25 is applied to past due accounts. For more information on payment plans, contact the Registrar at 877-219-5420.

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