Dec 05, 2023  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANES 118 - Phlebotomy

11 Credits
This is a required course in the Anesthesia Technologist program, teaching common phlebotomy practices for adults and children. Students learn how to safely and effectively draw blood using venipuncture and capillary puncture methods for adults and children, plus finger sticks or heel sticks for young children and infants. Students learn proper phlebotomy specific infection control. They receive instruction on how to prepare the blood collection site, how to choose the proper collection tools and how to handle the transportation, processing, and management of collected samples. During practicum, students practice the blood and specimen collection and handling skills learned in their theory class. They practice these duties on adult and pediatric simulation arms as well as other students. The course leads to Washington State certification in Phlebotomy.