Georgia Allied Health Institute – Excellence in Education Since 2003 GAHI
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.
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.
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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.