The phlebotomist is an important member of the health care team whose
primary role is to collect blood specimens for testing. The results of this testing allow a physician to make decisions regarding the diagnoses and treatment of illnesses. NAACLS has defined the following skills that phlebotomists are proficient in:
- collecting, transporting, handling and processing blood specimens for analysis;
- recognizing the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system;
- relating the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology to the major areas of the clinical laboratory, and to general pathologic conditions associated with body systems;
- identifying and selecting equipment, supplies and additives used in blood collection;
- recognizing factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits, when applicable;
- recognizing and adhering to infection control and safety policies and procedures;
- monitoring quality control within predetermined limits;
- recognizing the various components of the health care delivery system;
- recognizing the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interacting with them with respect for their jobs and patient care;
- demonstrating professional conduct, stress management, interpersonal and communication skills with patients, peers and other health care personnel and with the public;
- demonstrating an understanding of requisitioning and the legal implications of their work environment;
- applying basic principles in learning new techniques and procedures;
- recognizing and acting upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.
Phlebotomy Program Overview
The Phlebotomy Certificate Program is a NAACLS approved program that prepares students with entry-level skills to perform blood collections within a health care setting. Students will be exposed to a clinical experience where students will complete a minimum of 100 clinical hours and 100 venipunctures. Students who complete this program will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to take the certification exam through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP)..
Phlebotomy Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Phlebotomy program is to provide learning experiences that prepare students to demonstrate the skills and behaviors congruent with those of professional phlebotomists.
Phlebotomy Program Goals
The goals of the Phlebotomy program are to:
- Provide a base of theory and practice that is appropriate to develop entry level skills as a phlebotomist.
- Provide a program with ongoing review so that approval guidelines are maintained.
- Demonstrate support of the College's mission and goals.
- Support the profession by preparing graduates who are competent in the skill of phlebotomy, and as members of the health care team.
- Prepare graduates to successfully complete a national certification exam.
The Columbus State Community College Phlebotomy program is approved by:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720,
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
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