Graduates of this program of study will:
- Perform blood collection by venipuncture and capillary puncture to obtain high quality specimens for clinical laboratory analysis.
- Explain the function and structure of the capillaries, veins and arteries, and identify the names and locations of the veins suitable for venous and capillary blood collections, as well as describe the anatomy and physiology of body systems to the extent needed to related basic laboratory tests to common pathologic conditions.
- Demonstrate safe and effective use of equipment and supplies used for blood collection and specimen transport.
- Demonstrate safe and aseptic technique and infection control measures in the laboratory environment.
- Recognize factors that affect procedures and results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits when corrections are indicated.
- Collect and process blood specimens in a safe manner and according to laboratory protocol and HIPAA regulations.
- Demonstrate proper patient identification and assure quality of specimens.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of government and industry standards related to the collection of blood.
- Use effective written and oral communication when interacting with patients and other healthcare workers to improve patient care.
- Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and with the public.
- Recognize the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interact with them with respect for their jobs and patient care.
- Evaluate and demonstrate knowledge in the legal implications of phlebotomy.
- Demonstrate professional conduct and appearance.