August 20 – December 19, 2013
(approximate 135 hour program)
Tuesday and Thursday
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection. The field of Phlebotomy has greatly expanded in the past several years, and the role of this integral member of the health care team has recently been brought into much sharper focus.
This 135 hour program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy, and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.
Note: There is an outside clinical rotation for this program requiring scrub attire, immunizations, and background check.
- High School diploma or GED equivalent.
- Physical examination and current immunizations
- Criminal background check
- Drug Screening
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A phlebotomist since 1999, Shuts has always had an interest in helping others and found her niche in phlebotomy and lab-related working environments. She currently works at Patriot Center Diagnostics in Parkersburg, an outpatient location in affiliation with Camden Clark Medical Center. Other work experience includes in-patient collections throughout the hospital on both campus locations, and outpatient services.