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Phlebotomist Phlebotomists are specialized clinical support workers who collect blood from patients for laboratory testing. They also ensure that the blood is collected correctly, because if specimens are harmed during the collection process, test results may be unobtainable or worthless. Phlebotomists work in hospitals, commercial laboratories, private physician offices, public health departments, clinics, blood banks and as paramedical examiners for life insurance companies. This course provides the theoretical and practical knowledge of how to become a phlebotomist. Topics covered include establishing a professional relationship with the patient, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, selecting and preparing the venipuncture site, collecting specimens, working with donor patients, preparing and maintaining equipment, and the health, safety and legal aspects of the occupation. “Live” sticks are performed. A 120-hour clinical externship begins immediately upon completion of the classroom hours. Program Length: Program can be completed in approximately five months. Program Cost: Approximately $1,499 not including textbooks, uniforms, supplies and testing fees Requirements: When registering for the course, students must provide a S.C. SLED or national background check; background check report must not have any felonies or misdemeanors and must be reviewed for acceptance in the program. Prior to the start of externship, all students are required to show proof of two negative TB skin tests, major medical insurance (student plans acceptable), a 10-year clear national SLED background check, MMR vaccination records and a negative 10-panel drug screen. Externship hours may vary and are only available during the day – please make schedule accommodations accordingly. All students complete 12 hours per week in the clinical externship portion for 10 weeks. Students complete hours on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday rotation. Hours are scheduled by the program manager. Students must have reliable transportation to travel to the assigned externship site. Certification: A certificate of achievement is awarded to individuals who successfully complete the phlebotomy classroom and clinical portion. Students must complete 72 hours of classroom training in addition to 120 hours of clinical training at a clinical site to be determined by the program manager and externship coordinator. Once the student has completed both portions successfully, he or she is eligible to take a national certification exam.

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2016-2017 Health Care Career Guide from Trident Technical College  

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development has prepared this informational guide on the various he...

2016-2017 Health Care Career Guide from Trident Technical College  

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development has prepared this informational guide on the various he...

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