The Phlebotomy curriculum is a two-quarter sequence of classes focusing on the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a member of a laboratory healthcare team in a variety of settings. This training fulfills the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) requirements necessary to be certified as a healthcare professional in a category of Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist.
Students that successfully complete both courses will receive a Certificate of Completion from CBC with academic credit and comment on their transcript.
Phlebotomy training is a two-course sequence. In the first course, Phlebotomy 100 (PHLEB 100, 4 credits and 44 hours of lecture), students must achieve a 75 percent or better on testing as well as pass the required lab skills and competencies to continue into the second course of the sequence. Students will attend lectures on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 pm-5 pm (hours may vary).
The second course, Phlebotomy 101(clinical practicum) consists of 120 hours, five credits of supervised lab skills and clinical experience in an assigned medical facility, to be arranged by the instructor. Clinical practice may be in the a.m. or p.m and will consist of four-hour blocks of time. There is also a campus lab component usually Tuesday or Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (hours may vary). Attendance is required to pass. Student must achieve a 75 percent or better to obtain a certificate of completion.
Licensing and Certification
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has adopted new codes for healthcare licensing.
Effective July 1, 2013, a new category of Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist requires fees of $115 to be included with your DOH application to license (www.doh.wa.gov).
This course work may qualify the student to test with American Society of Clinical Pathologists
(ASCP.org) as a Phlebotomy Technician. American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) provides membership and pathways to qualify for National Certification. This licensing examination is not mandatory nor are the costs included in student tuition or registration. This is an additional expense to the student.
Phlebotomists work in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, blood banks, doctor offices, or outpatient laboratories. Students are required to collect blood and other specimen types from patients for analysis or other medical purposes. Students will become proficient in the various blood collection methods using supplies such as tourniquets, needles, syringes, multi-sample systems, and correctly handling and packaging of sharps containers. Students are required to follow all policies and procedures set forth by clinical agencies laboratory standards as well as the College policies and protocol. Attendance of all classes is mandatory.
Students must establish a working knowledge of patient identification practices and HIPAA requirements. Phlebotomists understand and navigate computer programs as related to their position. Students will exhibit the highest standard of professionalism when it come to interacting with patients and every healthcare worker while in lecture, lab, and clinical hours.
Students work with patients of various age spans and must be able to relate and alleviate fear of any procedure. The following is a brief list of some functions students are expected to perform while in the Phlebotomy lecture, lab, or clinical setting:
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