PLB 101. Introduction To Phlebotomy. 3 Credits.
Introduction to Phlebotomy provides theory in phlebotomy and practical instruction in skills needed to obtain acceptable blood samples by venipuncture, capillary (dermal) puncture, or other techniques. Students will become aware of the typical departments within a clinical laboratory environment, the collection and transportation requirements of most possible clinical specimens, infection control and safety requirements (including biohazard awareness), point of care testing, quality management, legal and ethical issues, cultural diversity, medical terminology, regulatory requirements, and professionalism. Criminal Offender Records Information/Sexual Offender Records Information (CORI/SORI) checks are necessary for enrolled students. Students must have proof of immunizations, a physical examination, and liability insurance. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098, or placement.
PLB 203. Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum. 4 Credits.
This course is intended for students pursuing a career in the field of phlebotomy. Students are provided with the required clinical instruction to be eligible to take a phlebotomy certification exam. Students are required to complete 120 hours (completed within a specific amount of time), 100 venipunctures, and 25 capillary (dermal) punctures. After successful completion of this clinical course, students will be eligible for employment in the field of phlebotomy. Clinical site to be assigned by the instructor. Space is limited. Criminal Offender Records Information/Sexual Offender Records Information (CORI/SORI) checks are necessary for enrolled students. Students must have proof of immunizations, a physical examination, and liability insurance. A $150 fee will be assessed. Prerequisite: PLB 101.