Georgia Allied Health Institute Buford

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Phlebotomy Technician

Georgia Allied Health Institute – Excellence in Education Since 2003 GAHI

Phlebotomy Technician

The student will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper labeling of specimens, and quality assurance. Students will be taught specimen handling, processing and accessioning. The testing performed will include: manual hematocrits, Urinalysis dipsticks, fecal occult blood, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and pregnancy testing. Upon successful completion of the following two courses the student will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam.

 

Program Objectives:

The Phlebotomy Technician Program is designed to provide students with:

The technical skills needed to competently and safely collect and handle blood specimens from a variety of patients.

To qualify for graduation from this program the students must demonstrate competency in each of the skills and successfully complete the externship. Graduates in this program will be qualified to take the CPT National Exam and qualify to find entry-level positions in laboratories, hospitals, and clinics.

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Total Clock Hours: 168

Estimated Completion Time : 6 weeks including externship (observation)

*Indicates prerequisite exists. Student must complete the prerequisite course prior to entry into this course of have the instructor’s permission to enter the course.

With experience, Phlebotomy technicians can advance into supervisory or management positions.

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