This is a six week course consisting of 90 hours theory, 120 hours of clinical totaling 210 clock hours. Student will also be provided with a clinical component at no extra cost. The clinical component will be arranged by school staff. The student will learn the safety precautions involved with vein-puncture, as well as to perform various types of vein-puncture. Students will receive training with various equipment; such as syringes, needles, vacuum systems, butterfly collection, glucose testing, urine specimens, and cultures. The student will also be taught proper handling procedures for blood specimens and requirements for specimen transport and preservation. Students will receive training on a diverse variety of patients, such as special situations with children, infants, psychiatric patients, resistant patients, obese patients, patients in isolation, and the patients with damaged or collapsing veins.
Prerequisites: Students must have either a high school diploma or a GED.
Upon successful meeting of all requirements, student will be issued a certificate of completion. National Certification can be obtained through ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology). Curriculum approved by the National Healthcare Association.