Preparation to become a Phlebotomy Technician, including blood collection methods, universal precautions, infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing and accessioning, point-of-care testing (POCT), and waived laboratory procedures. Upon successful completion of this course, passing the certification exam, and completing the mandatory hands-on externship hours, students will qualify to apply to the State of California for a license as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT1). Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
Examination of common medical conditions, diseases, and the disease process. Emphasis will be placed on documentation of symptoms, patient assessment, case management, including diagnostic tests indicated, treatment indicated, client teaching required and ways to validate a patients' understanding of their disease and treatment. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Medical terminology with the prime objective of understanding the language of medicine, analyzing medical terms by dividing the terms into component parts (root words, prefix, suffix, and combining form) to obtain a definition. Total of 54 hours lecture.