Certificate of Completion: 16 credits
Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer Quarter
This program prepares students for national certification as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist in the clinical and laboratory setting. Program content includes the history of phlebotomy, clinical laboratory setting, legal and ethical issues, infection control precaution and prevention, CPR/First Aid, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, proper body mechanics, various blood draw techniques, safety aspects of phlebotomy, complications of phlebotomy, handling of non-blood specimens and OSHA safety standards. As part of this program the student will sit for their National Certification exam, and apply for registration as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist, which is required for employment in the state of Washington.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Practice within ethical and legal standards.
- Practice professional behaviors of collaboration, advocacy and documentation, plus evaluation of own practices.
- Apply critical thinking through all components of blood drawing.
- Provide care with compassion and empathy.
- Demonstrate the use of aseptic techniques when performing safe and accurate punctures.
- Demonstrate effective communication with a diverse population.