Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, donation, or research. They may explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.
Blinn's Phlebotomy Technician Program provides students with a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions. Students learn techniques for collecting with vacuum devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles, and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. The program emphasizes infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper specimen labeling, specimen handling, and quality assurance.
To enroll in the Phlebotomy Technician Program, students must first participate in a mandatory information session.
The Phlebotomy Technician Program consists of three courses, including 96 hours in the classroom and 116 hours in a clinical setting. The classroom portion focuses on theoretical mastery of phlebotomy rules, regulations, and practices, and students must pass a skills test before Blinn arranges the clinical portion of their education.