Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Phlebotomist
Phlebotomists obtain blood and other samples for laboratory testing. They establish professional relationships with their patients, collect and prepare specimens, maintain collection areas and equipment, and perform record keeping duties. Students are eligible to sit for national certification examinations in phlebotomy after completion of MEDT A195A.
- Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificate Programs.
- Complete the Medical Laboratory Science Department Admission Requirements.
Courses for this OEC are offered on campus and via distance delivery. Distance students must contact the Medical Laboratory Science Department to arrange for a mentor and clinical training facility prior to enrolling in any of the courses.
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificates.
- Complete the Program Requirements below.
- Complete the courses listed for the OEC with a minimum grade of C or P.
|MEDT A101||Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing||5|
|MEDT A195A||Phlebotomy Practicum||3|
|MEDT A250||Cultural Diversity in Health Care||1|
A total of 9 credits is required for the OEC.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Phlebotomist will be able to:
- Demonstrate entry-level competencies for phlebotomist including:
- Select the appropriate site and demonstrate the proper technique for collecting, handling and processing blood and non-blood specimens.
- Adhere to infection control and safety policies and procedures.
- Identify factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results and take appropriate actions.
- Perform point-of-care testing according to standard operating procedures.
- Recognize legal implications when interacting with patients, peers, other health care personnel and the public.
- Demonstrate professional conduct, stress management, interpersonal and communication skills with patients, peers and other health care personnel and the public.
- Act upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.
- Recognize opportunities for professional development with the laboratory.